Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Carter, James Coolidge

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CARTER, James Coolidge, lawyer, b. in Lancaster, Mass., 14 Oct., 1827. He was graduated at Harvard in 1850, and at the law-school in 1853. Mr. Carter was a member of the commission appointed by Gov. Tilden, of New York, in 1875 to devise a form of municipal government for the cities of the state. He ranks among the leading lawyers of New York. He has published a monograph entitled “The Codification of our Common Law,” in which he opposes the scheme of codification (New York, 1883).