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Carr, Clarence Edgar, 1853-1931

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1853 - 1931

Clarence E. Carr was born in 1853, in Enfield, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1875, and in 1878, was admitted to the Bar. From 1878 to 1882, he practiced law with John M. Shirley before entering into business with his brother, manufacturing homes in 1883. His political career began in 1878 as a democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. From 1902 to 1908, he was the chairman of the Democratic State Convention and in 1908, and 1910, he ran as the democratic candidate for New Hampshire Governor. In 1912, Carr was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention and ran for a seat in the US Senate. In addition, he served on numerous private and public committees in many organizations, including the American Unitarian Association, the New Hampshire Defense League and the New Hampshire Committee on Public Safety. Two of his greatest concerns were the consolidation of railroads in New England and tax reform. Carr died on August 7, 1931.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Clarence Edgar Carr papers

ML-22
 Collection
Identifier: ML-22
Overview Clarence E. Carr (1853-1931), lawyer, businessman and politician. Dartmouth College Class of of 1875. The collection consists of correspondence, documents, diaries, scrapbooks, printed material and newspaper clippings, documenting his personal, business and political activities.