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Peter J. Carter
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Northampton County

In office
December 6, 1871 – December 3, 1879
Preceded by James C. Toy
Succeeded by Thomas A. Downs
Personal details
Born Peter Jacob Carter
(1845-05-29)May 29, 1845
Eastville, Virginia, U.S.
Died July 19, 1886(1886-07-19) (aged 41)
Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Georgianna Mapp
Maggie Treherne
Alma mater Hampton Institute
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1863–1866
Unit 10th U.S. Colored Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Peter Jacob Carter (May 29, 1845 – July 19, 1886) was an American Republican politician who served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing Northampton County from 1871 to 1879. He was one of the first African-Americans to serve in Virginia's government.[1]

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Preceded by
James C. Toy
Virginia Delegate for Northampton County
1871–1879
Succeeded by
Thomas A. Downs

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