Friday, January 22, 2016

Henry Alpheus Peirce Carter

Henry Alpheus Peirce Carter Henry Alpheus Peirce Carter (also known as Henry Augustus Peirce Carter) was born in Honolulu August 7, 1837. At about ten years old young Carter was sent to the continent to be educated; for three or four years he attended school in Boston (all the formal education he ever had.) Carter recognized that the commerce of Honolulu could not prosper until the Islands produced some commodity that could be used in exchange for merchandise which was imported and consumed here – he believed the sugar industry could offer that. Carter served Hawai‘i as Minister to the US for about 10-years. He was one of King Kalākaua’s closest advisers.

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