Weld Carter discovered Henry George in about 1939, in a course taught
by Archie Matteson, in NYC or possibly northern NJ. Archie and his
wife Jessie, who would part amicably sometime during the 40's, both
remained friends of my grandparents, Weld and Marjorie. (Jessie moved
to Chicago and became a part of the Tideman/Monroe circle. Archie
loaned my father money to get through college in the late 40's and
early 50's. In the 50's, Weld and Marjorie left their tobacco farm in
Lancaster County, PA, and spent a few years in Chicago.
I believe Weld worked for John Monroe at HGSSS. Then he and Marjorie
went on the road, first by car, then with a large travel trailer,
visiting academics all over the country, introducing the idea of
George and encouraging them in any interest they might have in the
subject. RSF paid for this, and my sense is that it was perhaps 3 or 4
years. In 1962, they returned to the farm, reclaimed it and remodeled
it after disastrous tenants had destroyed it. The following February,
Marjorie was diagnosed with a fairly fast moving cancer, and died in
The following February, Weld married their old friend Jessie, and
moved to Chicago, where she had, until 1960 or so, worked at HGSSS.
After a couple of years in the city, they moved to Antioch, on the
IL/WI border, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, where Art Becker
and Mase Gaffney were. Weld was the behind-the-scenes fellow on TRED.
Weld was very much a Georgist, occasionally addressed as Dr. Carter,
but he never finished his undergrad work at Princeton, due to his
mother pulling the (meager!) purse strings during his senior year.
I will pull together the tables of contents of the TRED books
sometime in the next few months. I am in the process of developing my
own website, and will include that information, but I think it would
be wonderful to be able to include most or all of those conference
participants and the titles of their papers in your biographical