Biographical Information:

Dates: 1905-1989
Dates in Ridgefield: 1970s

non-fiction writer, advertising executive

A Princeton and Oxford man who numbered F. Scott Fitzgerald among his friends, Samuel Carter III started out as an American magazine writer in Europe during the 1930s, became a Madison Avenue advertising agency executive in the 1940s, and then quit in the 1960s to write books. His 20 titles were mostly histories, many of them aimed at teenagers, and included Cherokee Sunset, The Incredible Great White Fleet, The Siege of Atlanta, 1864, and The Final Fortress. He lived on Silver Hill Road in the 1970s and died at the age of 84 in 1989 at Heritage Village in Southbury.

Titles (partial):

The Incredible Great White Fleet, 1970
The Siege of Atlanta, 1864, 1973
The Last Cavaliers, 1979
The Final Fortress: The Campaign for Vicksburg 1862-1863, 1981
Cherokee Sunset: A Nation Betrayed, 1976

--Source: Notable Ridgefielders-Jack Sanders