Blacks @ Dartmouth 1775 to 1950

African Americans @ Dartmouth College 1775-1950

Lisle Carleton Carter

Dartmouth College
Class of 1945 (A.B.)
18 Nov 1925, New York NY
10 Sep 2009, Flint Hill VA
Other Schools
1948 St. John's (LL.B.)
School Dartmouth College Class 1945
Born 18 Nov 1925, New York NY Degree A.B.
Died 10 Sep 2009, Flint Hill VA Other Schools
1948 St. John's (LL.B.)

Career summary

Attorney, educator, university president, leader of federal agencies and civic organizations and Dartmouth trustee

Quotes from biographical sources

Lisle Carleton Carter Jr.’45 died September 10, 2009, at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Virginia, of complications from pneumonia. He had been a resident of Flint Hill, Virginia, since the early 1990s.

He came to Dartmouth from Barbados. He received his law degree from St. John’s University after serving in the Army. He was legal counsel to the National Urban League early in his career and became one of the highest-ranking African Americans at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare before leaving in 1968.

He then was a professor of public policy and vice president at Cornell University and spent three years as chancellor of the Atlanta University Center before being named to lead the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., where he merged its three colleges and earned accreditation. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. from Dartmouth in 1979 and was named a trustee of Dartmouth in 1983. He was named chairman of the board of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation and a trustee of Georgetown University and the Aspen institute.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Jane; five children from his first wife, who died in 1989; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.