William Blount Carter

William Blount Carter ( born October 22, 1792 in Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee, † April 17, 1848 ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1841 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Carter attended the public schools of his home. During the British - American War of 1812 he was a colonel. After the war, Carter began a political career. He was both a deputy in the House of Representatives from Tennessee and a member of the State Senate. In the 1820s he joined the opponents of President Andrew Jackson and later became a member of the National Republican Party. After the founding of the Whig Party, he joined this. In 1834 he was chairman of a meeting to revise the State Constitution.

In the congressional elections of 1834, Carter was the first electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat John Blair on March 4, 1835. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1845 five legislative sessions. There he lived until 1837, the last two years of the presidency of Andrew Jackson, whose policy has been controversial in Congress. Since 1841, the dispute between the new President John Tyler and the Whigs shaped the work of the Congress, was also discussed in the since about 1841 reinforced on a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, William Carter withdrew from politics. He died on April 17, 1848, in his birthplace of Elizabethton.