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Charles E. Cartier.—The present representative of the Twentysixth district of Michigan in the state senate is an exponent of that progressive spirit that has caused the northern counties of Michigan to forge so staunchly forward along industrial and commercial lines within the past two decades, and he is numbered among the veritable captains of industry in the city of Ludington, where he has lived since his childhood days and where he is vice-president of each the Cartier Manufacturing Company and the Cartier Lumber Company, two of the important industrial concerns of Mason county. Adequate assurance as to his hold upon popular confidence and esteem in this section of the state is given by the distinguished official preferment accorded him, and such are his loyalty and ability that he can not but prove a valuable member of the upper house of the state legislature, to which he was elected in November, 1910.

Hon. Charles E. Cartier was bor n in the city of Manistee, Michigan, on the 24th of March, 1875, and is the eighth in order of birth of nine children of A. E. and Eliza A. (Ayres) Cartier. The father was long numbered among the representative business men and influential citizens of northern Michigan, and on other pages of this publication is entered a memoir to this honored resident of Ludington, where he died on the first of March, 1910. He whose name initiates this review was but three years of age at the time of the family removal from Manistee to Ludington, in which latter city he gained his early education in the public schools. After completing the curriculum of the high school he entered the University of Michigan, in which he continued his studies for two years. He then became associated with his father's extensive business enterprises, with which he has since been actively identified, proving an able executive and showing deep interest in the furtherance of these and other industrial undertakings that have given so noteworthy prestige to the thriving and beautiful little city of Ludington.

Senator Cartier has shown a broad and liberal public spirit and has been an active factor in the councils of the Republican party in this section of his native state. He served as mayor of Ludington in 1908-9 and gave a most progressive and business like administration of the municipal affairs. In the Republican primaries in the fall of 1910, he was nominated, without opposition, for representative of the Twenty-sixth district in the state senate, and in the ensuing election he was, after a spirited and effective campaign throughout the district, elected by a most gratifying majority. He took his seat in the senate on the 4th of January, 1911, and has already shown his mettle as a conscientious and loyal member of the state legislature. He is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, the Modern Woodmen of America, and Ludington Lodge, No. 736, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, in which popular fraternal organization he served one term as district deputy for western Michigan. He is a member of the directorate of the First National Bank of Ludington and has other capitalistic interests of importance, being, a worthy representative of one of the well known and highly honored families of northern Michigan. Both he and his wife are communicants of the Catholic church, in whose faith he was reared.

On the 6th of September, 1899, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Cartier to Miss Ellen M. Coady, daughter of Patrick Coady, a representative citizen of Pana, Illinois, and the two children of this union are Charles E., Jr., and Helen M.

A history of northern Michigan and its people, Volume 2 By Perry Francis Powers, Harry Gardner Cutler


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