|Peter J. Carter|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Northampton County|
December 6, 1871 – December 3, 1879
|Preceded by||James C. Toy|
|Succeeded by||Thomas A. Downs|
|Born||Peter Jacob Carter|
May 29, 1845
Eastville, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||July 19, 1886 (aged 41)|
|Alma mater||Hampton Institute|
|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.
- Report of the Virginia State Library, Volumes 13-15. Richmond: Virginia State Library. 1918. https://books.google.com/books?id=faY9AAAAYAAJ&dq=Virginia+House+of+Delegates+%22October+10,+1814&source=gbs_navlinks_s. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
- Peter J Carter at Encyclopedia Virginia
James C. Toy
|Virginia Delegate for Northampton County
Thomas A. Downs
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