Carter was born in Doylestown, Pa., and graduated from Doylestown High School before coming to Princeton. He joined Tower Club and majored in politics. He wrote his thesis on “Television and the 1952 Election.” 

After graduation, he was drafted and spent the better part of two years at White Sands Proving Grounds before returning to Doylestown and the family business, where he became owner and manager of the Gardy Printing Co. from 1960 to 2005, expanding from a primary concern with paper boxes to include a wide range of printed objects. 

Carter died July 29, 2023, in Doylestown. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; their son, Allen Jr.; grandchildren Jack and Emma; and great-grandchild Savannah. 

Undergraduate Class of 1953