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Carter, Samuel Emmanuel

Born: 1919 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: Jamaican
Categories: Archbishops, Clergymen

1919 – Born on July 31st. Jamaican Jesuit clergyman.

1933 – He was among the first students to attend the newly established St. Simon’s College under Headmaster E. B. Hazelwood of Guyana.

1939-1941 – He began a teaching career at St. Simon’s as Instructor in Latin.

         – He entered the Civil Service working as a Clerk in the Treasury and Finance Department.

1944 – He entered the Jesuit Novitiate at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Massachusetts.

1946 – He pronounced his First Vows as a Jesuit.

1947-1950 – Continuing his studies in Humanities, he gained a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy at Weston College.

1951 – He taught Sociology at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts.

1954 – He was ordained as a priest on June 19th.

1958 – He attended the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and obtained the Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW).

1959 – He was invited to be the Founder and First Headmaster of Champion College, a new Jesuit High School for boys.

1964 – He became the first Jamaican Rector of St. George’s College.

1965 – Father Carter accompanied Bishop McEleney to the Final Session of the Second Vatican Council.

1966 – He became the first Jamaican Roman Catholic Bishop with his appointment as Auxiliary to Bishop McEleney.

1968 – Archbishop Carter served the Antilles Episcopal Conference which comprises the English and French Speaking Caribbean as its President.

1970 – He succeeded Archbishop McEleney as the first Jamaican Archbishop of Kingston.

1973 – He was elected as the first Chairman of the Conference and also served as a Director of Christian Action for Development (CADEC).

1995 – He retired from his post.