Francis CARR, Congress, MA (1751-1821)


CARR, Francis, (father of James Carr), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Newbury, Mass., December 6, 1751; attended the common schools; engaged in the mercantile business; member of the State house of representatives from Haverhill 1791-1795 and 1801-1803, and from Orrington, Maine (then Massachusetts), 1806-1808; served in the State senate 1809-1811; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Barzillai Gannett and served from April 6, 1812, to March 3, 1813; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress; resumed mercantile pursuits; died in Bangor, Maine, October 6, 1821; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present