Makers of Fort Worth Page: 28
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Amon G. Carter
HERE is a little sign
that hangs over Amon
G. Carter's desk in
the Star-Telegram offlce
that reads: "Most
,long .i anybody can get results
when kindly encouraged, but give
me the man that can get there
in spite of hell." It is the spirit of
that sign that has made him the
successful man he is today. He was
left to shift for himself at eleven.
His first job was washing dishes
for $1.50 a week at Bowie. At
eighteen he was traveling with a
crew of canvassers selling portraits
and at that age he could sell more
portraits than any man in the crew.
In recognition of this he was made
manager of the crew and later sales
manager for the company. The advertising
field attracted him and he
became connected with a big advertising
agency in San Francisco,
proving as successful at that as at
portrait selling. After two years he
decided to return to Texas and,
locating in Fort Worth, established
an advertising agency, handling
street car advertising. The Fort
Worth Star was organized about
this time and he was selected for
Advertising Manager. Within three
months he was Business Manager
though then less than 26 years of
age. Three years later the Star purchased
the Telegram and he became
Business Manager of the Star-Telegram,
of which he is now VicePresident
and General Manager and
part owner. He has been as active
in building for Fort Worth as for
himself. He has served as President
of the Chamber of Commerce
and is one of its Directors. He is
a Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks
and President -of the Elks Building
Association; was one of the organ- "
izers of the Ad Men's Club of which ce
he was Secretary; was President of
the University Club, and has been
identified with every movement for
the growth of the city since he located
here. Mr. Carter is married
and has one child, Bertice.
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/29/: accessed April 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.