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 James Carr

James Carr

Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 24 Aug 1818 (aged 40)
At Sea
Cenotaph Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 46428504 · View Source
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US Congressman. The son of Congressman Francis Carr, he began his political career as secretary to the United States consul at Algiers in Northern Africa. From 1806 to 1811 he served as a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives. He was elected as a Federalist to represent Massachusetts' 17th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1815 to 1817. While traveling with his family on a steamboat on the Ohio River, he drowned when he entered the water in a failed attempt to save his daughter whom fell overboard. His remains were never recovered.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Carr (9 Sep 1777–24 Aug 1818), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46428504, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .