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STEVEN V. CARTER, was born in Carterville, Utah, October 8, 1915; at the age of 14 years moved with his parents to Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa, and attended the public schools; graduated from Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, in 1934, University of Iowa in 1937 with B.A. degree in economics and political science, and State University of Iowa College of Law in 1939 with J.D. degree; was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced the practice of law in Leon, Iowa; county attorney, Decatur County, 1940-44; during World War II served as a supply officer in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946, with service in the South Pacific Theater; city attorney, Leon, Iowa, 1946-48; member of the executive board of the Southern Iowa Area Council of Boy Scouts of America; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the Eightyfifth Congress in 1956, and later unsuccessfully contested the election; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1959, until his death in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Md., November 4, 1959; interment in Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa.

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