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Charles J. Carter

Charles J. Carter was  born in Keokuk, Iowa, January 9, 1862.  After completing his education in 1876 he went to work for a lumber firm, and has been in the lumber business ever since.  He came to Kansas City in 1886, and went into business for himself, and in 1896 incorporated under the name of C. J. Carter Company.  His other interests include the presidency of the Doniphan Lumber Company, with mills at Doniphan, Mo., to which he was elected in 1894; the presidency of the Saline River Lumber Company, of Straughan, Ark., formed in 1898; the presidency of the Saline River Railway Company; and the vice presidency of the Straughan Stave Company.  Mr. Carter is also treasurer of the Missouri Tie and Lumber Company, and from 1896 to 1902, when he sold out his interests, was president of the Louisiana & Gulf Lumber Company.

     Notwithstanding his many and important business interests, Mr. Carter is a leading figure in all movements tending to the public good.  He is a prominent member of the Commercial Club, belongs to the Country Club, and is a Hoo-Hoo. He was married to Miss Cora Bridges in Keokuk in 1885, and they have one daughter, Margaret.
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