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|Birth:||4th January, 1858|
|Death:||28th May, 1946|
Carter Glass was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, the fifth of twelve children. In poverty-stricken Virginia during the post-War period, the young Glass received only a basic education. He became an apprentice printer to his father when he was 13 years old. Although no longer in school, young Glass continued his education through reading. His father kept an extensive library. Among the works he read were those of Plato, Edmund Burke and William Shakespeare.
When Glass was 19 years old, he moved with his father to Petersburg. However, when he failed to obtain a desired job as a newspaper reporter in Petersburg, he returned to Lynchburg, where he went to work for former Confederate General William Mahone's Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad (AM&O) at the company headquarters. Glass became a clerk in the auditor's office at the railroad, which was in receivership, from 1877 to 1880. Several years later, under new owners, the railroad was to become the Norfolk and Western (N&W), with headquarters relocated to Roanoke.
At the age of 22, Glass finally became a reporter, a job he had long sought, for the Lynchburg News. He rose to become the newspaper's editor by 1887. He was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 1899, and was a delegate to the Virginia constitutional convention of 1901–1902. He was one of the most influential members of the convention, which imposed a poll tax and a literacy test in order to disenfranchise African Americans.
Glass died of congestive heart failure in Washington, D.C., on May 28, 1946.
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