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No Greater Sacrifice, No Greater Love

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Walter Ford Carter was born on May 13, 1940 in Huntington, West Viginia. After graduating from Swarthmore College 1962 with a major in history, he earned masters degrees in international relations at Tufts University (1963) and economics at the University of Rochester (1967).

From 1967 to 1971 he served as instructor in economics at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. He then joined the consulting firm of Charles River Associates in Boston for two years. From 1973 to 1999 he was an economic forecaster with the DRI unit of McGraw-Hill, becoming vice president in 1984 and principal in 1992. He retired in December, 1999.

An amateur trombonist, he has been a member of the Newton Symphony Orchestra since 1971 and the Brassworks Quintet since 1982. He has served as president of the boards of the Newton Symphony and the All Newton Music School, and is on the board of Normandy Allies, Inc. He is also a member of 29th Division Association and the American World War II Orphans Network (AWON).

Walter and his wife, Elizabeth Holden (Bonnie) Carter, live in Newton Centre, MA. They have two children, Norman Carter of Philadelphia and Catherine Carter of San Francisco.

Terry Golway is City Editor of the New York Observer and author of author of several books, including So Others Might Live: A History of the New York Fire Department and For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Ireland’s Heroes.

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