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John F. Carter II


1939 - 2013 | Notice Condolences Gallery
John F. Carter II Notice


John F. Carter II (Jack) died on Dec. 30, 2013 in London, England on business. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Turner Carter, his step-son Hobart V. Fowlkes, Jr., his son John F. Carter III (Josh) and his spouse, Susan Jarrell, their sons Jackson, Reed, Augustine and Buckminster; his daughter Marion Wigby Carter, her spouse, Kipton Jensen, their daughters, Ariane, and Sylvie, by his sister, Carolyn C. Martin, her spouse, Wallace (Chuck) Martin, their children, Eileen and Michael; and many cousins and Turner in-laws, mainly in Baltimore. Born in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 21, 1939, Jack was raised by his maternal grandmother, Helen Hiltabidle Thomas Gardner in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from St. Martin's School, Calvert Hall College, Princeton University, (1963), and University of Texas Law School (1970). He served in the U.S. Army 1963-1967, including tours with the Special Forces (Airborne) in Panama and Vietnam, and completed his service as a captain. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, and South Vietnam Jump Wings. He spent 24 years as a lawyer at Hutcheson & Grundy in Houston, Texas, five years as Managing Partner. He was Senior Counsel at Akin Gump, and Principal in the Cart¿er Law Office in Houston. He was active in politics and government service, as Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party in Texas and as a Senior Advisor with the U.S. Department of Energy. He served as Board Member and Vice Chair of the Virginia College Building Authority. As part of his many volunteer activities, he was a board member of Planned Parenthood in both states and a longtime supporter of the performing and visual arts. Active in the Princeton Alumni Association, he served on the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council. Among his awards are the State Department's Outstanding Service Award, Who's Who in American and International Law, and Best Lawyers in America.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Calvert Hall College or the . A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, at 11:00, on the second floor of Young Hall at Calvert Hall College, LaSalle Ave, Towson, MD.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Jan. 12, 2014
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