Dr. John Carter married Dr. Frances Carter on March 16, 1946. Yes, that means that they celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary a few days ago, surrounded by family and friends. The Doctors Carter taught for many years at Samford, where they made a significant impact on thousands of lives. During the Second World War, John was a paratrooper, while Fran worked as a riveter on an airplane assembly line. In an interview a few weeks ago, John joked, “I decided that if she was going to be putting planes together, I was safer jumping out of them.” In their post-classroom lives, they continue to set the standard for community involvement. They are extraordinary ambassadors for Samford University.
The world is better because of John and Frances Carter.