Chesley William Carter
June 27, 1949 – November 8, 1965
|Preceded by||Riding created|
|Succeeded by||Don Jamieson|
July 8, 1966 – July 28, 1977
|Appointed by||Lester B. Pearson|
|Born||July 29, 1902|
Pass Island, Newfoundland
|Died||January 14, 1994 (aged 91)|
|Committees||Chair, Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Science (1974–1977)|
|Portfolio||Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs|
Chesley William Carter (July 29, 1902 – January 14, 1994) was a Canadian Member of Parliament representing the riding of Burin—Burgeo and a senator for Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Born in Pass Island, Hermitage Bay, Newfoundland, Carter, educated at Church of England School, Pass Island and Bishop Feild College, St. John's served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment from 1917 to 1919. In 1941 he joined the Canadian Army to fight in World War II and discharged with the rank of Major in 1946. Carter entered politics in 1949, following Newfoundland's entry into Canadian Confederation, and was elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal in the 1949 federal election. He was re-elected in 1953, 1957 (when he was elected by acclamation), 1958, 1962, 1963 and 1965. On July 8, 1966 he was appointed to the Senate where he remained until he retired on July 28, 1977.