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Charles David Carter
1868 - 1929

Mr. Carter was one of the first elected to represent Oklahoma in the U.S. Congress. He represented southern Oklahoma in that body from 1906 to 1927.

After his service in Congress, he served from 1927 to 1929 as a member of the state highway commission.

Born near Boggy Depot in 1868, Mr. Carter became auditor of public accounts for the Chickasaw Nation in 1892.

He served as a member of the Chickasaw Council in 1895 and as superintendent of Chickasaw nation schools in 1897. Later in 1897 President William McKinley appointed Mr. Carter as mining trustee of Indian Territory, a position he held for four years.

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