Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

J. Carrington; Was Longtime State Lawmaker

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

J. Carrington; Was Longtime State Lawmaker

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James M. Carrington, a longtime state representative from St. Louis and a newspaper photographer, died Saturday (Jan. 28, 1995) of infirmities at Christian Hospital Northeast in north St. Louis County. He was 90.

Mr. Carrington served in the Missouri Legislature for 12 years. He was first elected in 1973 in the old 67th District. In 1976, he was defeated by James Whitmore by 12 votes, but the state Supreme Court eventually overturned the election, returning Mr. Carrington to office.

Mr. Carrington was a native of St. Louis and a graduate of Sumner High School. He graduated from Howard University in Washington with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked for years as a salesman with the old City Ice and Fuel Co. The company later became City Products Inc.

He started working in the circulation department of the old Globe Democrat in 1959, collecting money from newsboys.

Mr. Carrington took up photography as a hobby and soon became the first black photographer at the Globe in the early 1960s. …

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