Harry Tyson Carter, 75, a lawyer and Republican Party fund-raiser who worked for the White House, State Department and other government agencies, died of pneumonia Oct. 23 at a nursing home in Concord, Mass. He had suffered a stroke.
Mr. Carter was a former resident of Chevy Chase who retired to his farm in Bethlehem, N.H., three years ago.
He was national finance co-chairman for the Republicans under President George Bush and was active in political campaigns in the Washington area and in New Hampshire.
Early in his career, Mr. Carter was legal assistant to Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio), legislative counsel to Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-N.H) and a lawyer with the Marshall Plan in Washington and Paris.
In the mid-1950s, he was special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for international affairs Gordon Gray and then did Hungarian refugee work for the White House.
He was general counsel and congressional liaison for the U.S. Information Agency before being named partner in the law firm of Shanley and Fisher in 1960.
In the 1970s, Mr. Carter was special assistant to the deputy undersecretary of state for management and served on the Foreign Service Officer Selection Board.
Mr. Carter was born in Norristown, Pa. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard University Law School. He served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II and was wounded in Guadalcanal.
Mr. Carter was a member of the vestry at Christ Episcopal Church in Washington, the Metropolitan Club, Chevy Chase Club, Phi Beta Kappa and Zeta Psi fraternity.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ann Edge Carter, of Bethlehem; three children, Harry Tyson Carter Jr. of Concord, Elizabeth Carter Clifford of Lebanon, N.H., and Robert Edge Carter of Chevy Chase; a brother; and three grandchildren.