The Rev. WM. Carter was
born at Pittington, England, May 22, 1868. At the age of fifteen
he came from England to Illinois, and for three years worked in a
store. He then went to Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, from
which he was graduated at the age of twenty-two. Three years
later he received a diploma from McCormick Theological Seminary.
His first pastoral work was at Sterling, Ill. He was there five
years, went to Frankfort, Ind., for brief supply work, and was called
thence to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church at Kansas
City in 1899. Park College conferred the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy upon Dr. Carter in 1900. He is well known through his
lectures on literary subjects, especially his lecture on Milton.
He enjoys the distinction of being able to repeat "Paradise
Lost" from memory.
Dr. Carter was married to Miss Alice Kellogg
at Des Moines, Ia. They have two children.