CARTER, WILLIAM BLOUNT, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn.,
October 22, 1792; attended the public schools; during the War of 1812 served as a colonel; member
of the State house of representatives; served in the State senate; delegate to the State constitutional
convention in 1834 and served as its presiding officer; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the
Twenty-fourth Congress and as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4,
1835-March 3, 1841); died in Elizabethton, Tenn., April 17, 1848; interment in Carter Cemetery.