Hunt was born in New Orleans and attended Harvard and law school at Tulane. Prior to the Civil War he had been affiliated with the Constitutional Union Party. He was a professor and ten-year dean of the law school at Tulane. He served as a lieutenant in the Confederate artillery during the Civil War.
Carleton Hunt was the son of prominent New Orleans physician Thomas Hunt (1808-1867), who was one of the founders of Tulane University's medical school, and the former Aglae Marie Carleton (1816-1847). He married Georgine Cammack; the couple had three sons, who became a doctor and two lawyers. Hunt died in New Orleans.
United States Congress. "HUNT, Carleton (id: H000969)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Harvard University Archives. Civil War papers of Carleton Hunt, 1861-1864.
- Carleton Hunt at Find a Grave
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