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Monday, April 03, 2006

John Carter Resigns

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal the president of the Independence Seaport Museum the Philadelphia maritime-history museum said has resigned. John Carter, who had been president for 17 years, resigned effective March 30. The museum's board of port wardens announced the resignation Saturday.

Carter came to Philadelphia in 1989 after serving as director of the Maine Maritime Museum.

"John has advised the board that he does not intend to stay for the duration of the next stage in the growth and development," said Chairman Peter McCausland. "Therefore, the board has decided to begin a search for the new president."

Karen Cronin, vice president of operations, will serve as acting president.

The Philadelphia Inquirer story has a few more details about the resignation and history of Carter's tenure.