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Joseph Daniel Carter

Joe D. Carter
Full Name: Joseph Daniel "Joe" Carter
Birth date: April 11, 1922
Death date: October 3, 1978

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 52nd (1) (2) Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 1/13/1953
  • House, 51st Legislature
    1/11/1949 - 1/9/1951
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1952 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators .
(2) 52nd Legislature - shows Carter served only in 52nd Senate; House and Senate Journals show he served in 51st House and 52nd Senate. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • United States Air Force Reserve, fighter pilot; also served in World War II. Carter is a "fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserve. He served overseas for fifteen months during World War II, flying sixty-six missions and shooting down six German planes. He holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart and the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters." "Call to Armed Services Faces Dozen in Texas Legislature," 1/14/1951. Dallas Morning News .
  • Memorial, January 1979, p. 94. Texas Bar Journal .
  • United States Army Air Corps (1943-1946), Fighter Pilot. "He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, and five campaign battle stars." Memorial, January 1979, p. 94. Texas Bar Journal .
  • Carter, Joseph Daniel. Texas State Cemetery .
  • United States Army Air Corps. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country 2017.
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