University professor. Born– December 16, 1921, Mantee, Miss. Parents– John and Mattie (George) Carter. Married– Frances Larraine Tunnell, March 16, 1946. Children– Two. Education– Mississippi State University, B.S.; University of Tennessee, M.S, 1948; University of Illinois, Ed.D., 1954┬áServed in the U.S. Army, 1943-1945; decorated with the Bronze Arrowhead. Principal in Maben, Miss.; taught at Wood Junior College and Clarke Memorial College in Mississippi before┬ábecoming a professor of education at Howard College—now Samford University– in 1956. Served as dean of juvenile literature for the Alabama Writers Conclave, 1969; member of the New York and Alabama Academies of Science, the National Association of College Teachers of Education and International Council of Teachers of Education.


Who’s Who In the South and Southwest, 1973.


East is West. Atlanta; Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1965.

Mike & His Four-Star Goal. Atlanta; Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1959.

Witness in Israel. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1969.


Papers and other materials of John Thomas Carter are held by the Special Collections Department of the Samford University Library.