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Robert H. McCarter
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  Robert H. McCarter was born in Newton, New Jersey on April 28, 1859. He received his education at the Newark Academy and then entered Princeton University where he graduated in 1879. In 1903 Princeton University granted McCarter the degree of LL.D. He studied law in the office of McCarter & Keen in Newark and also at Columbia College Law School where he received his diploma in 1882.  
  McCarter was admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association in 1882. He began to practice law with his father and became a member of the firm McCarter, Williamson & McCarter. On April 21, 1903, McCarter was nominated Attorney General by Governor Franklin Murphy and the nomination was confirmed by the Senate. The nomination was made to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of his brother, Thomas N. McCarter. Robert McCarter assumed the position of Attorney General on May 15, 1903, and served for a term of five years.
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