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Charles David Carter (August 16, 1868 – April 9, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.

Born near Boggy Depot, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), Carter moved with his father to Mill Creek, a stage stand on the western frontier of the Chickasaw Nation, in April 1876. He attended the Indian day schools and Chickasaw Manual Training Academy at Tishomingo. He was employed on a ranch from 1887 to 1889 and in a mercantile establishment in Ardmore, Oklahoma, from 1889 to 1892. Auditor of public accounts of the Chickasaw Nation 1892-1894. He served as member of the Chickasaw Council in 1895. Superintendent of schools of the Chickasaw Nation in 1897. He was appointed mining trustee of Indian Territory by President McKinley in November 1900 and served four years. Secretary of the first Democratic executive committee of the proposed State of Oklahoma from June to December 1906. Upon the admission of Oklahoma as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from November 16, 1907, to March 3, 1927. He served as chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixty-fifth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926. He served as member of the State highway commission 1927-1929. He died in Ardmore, Oklahoma, April 9, 1929. He was interred in Rose Hill Cemetery.


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