A.M. Carter

Augustus McKinney Carter

Full Name: Augustus McKinney Carter
Date of birth: February 4, 1848
Date of death: February 5, 1909

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 16, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Jack, Parker, Tarrant, Wise

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 22nd Legislature - 1/14/1891, p. 5. Seats formerly occupied by Townsend, Kimbrough & Burney were reserved for them, seat formerly occupied by his predecessor was reserved for Carter, those Sens. being absent. Kimbrough indefinitely excused. Senate Journal.
(3) 22nd Legislature - Fourth Day, 1/16/1891, p. 31. Senator Carter appeared before the president's desk and took the oath. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Judge Augustus M. Carter, 2/6/1909, p. 4. Fort Worth Record and Register.
  • Obituary, Judge Augustus M. Carter, 2/5/1909, p. 2. Death date Friday morning, 2/5/1909. "During 1891 and 1892 he represented this district with distinction in the State senate. He promoted the bill creating the Forty-eighth district court and was largely instrumental in securing the location of the court of civil appeals for the Second judicial district for Fort Worth." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • CARTER, AUGUSTUS MCKINNEY (1848–1909). Death date 2/6/1909. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Augustus McKinney Carter, pp. 188-190. Born 2/4/1848 in Panola County, married Frederika Tally 6/22/1872 at Carthage. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.

Other Resources

  • A.M. Carter, death date 2/5/1909 in Tarrant County, age 61. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Augustus McKinney Carter (1848-1909), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County. Includes obituary in Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2/5/1909. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. A.M. Carter, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Apportionment and Representation  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendment to Judiciary Article  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
Roads and Bridges  
Texas World's Fair Exhibition (Chair) 
Towns, Cities and Corporations  

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