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  • ID: I447453
  • Name: Clarkson Nott POTTER
  • RELA: 4th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 APR 1825 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1869 AND 3 MAR 1875
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1877 AND 3 MAR 1879
  • Death: 30 JAN 1882 in New York, NY
  • Event: Pic Clarkson Nott Potter
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  • Note:
    POTTER, Clarkson Nott, a Representative from New York; born in Schenectady, N.Y., April 25, 1825; completed preparatory studies; graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.,1842; graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a civil engineer, 1843; served as a surveyor in Wisconsin in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in New York City in 1847; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1875); declined to be a candidate for renomination to the Forty-fourth Congress in 1874; elected to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Forty-fifth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination to the Forty-sixth Congress in 1878; president of the Democratic New York state conventions in 1875 and 1877; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1872 and 1876; unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor in 1879; trustee of Union College 1863-1882; president of the American Bar Association in 1881 and 1882; died on January 23, 1882, in New York City, N.Y.; interment in Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, N.Y.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Alonzo POTTER b: 10 JUL 1800 in Beekman, Dutchess Co., NY
    Mother: Sarah Maria NOTT b: 1803 in Dutchess Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Virginia MITCHELL b: ABT 1827 in New York
    • Married: 15 OCT 1853
    Children
    1. Has No Children Maria Louisa POTTER b: 19 SEP 1854 in New York
    2. Has No Children Virginia POTTER b: 10 MAR 1857 in New York
    3. Has No Children Howard Nott POTTER b: 6 MAY 1859 in New York
    4. Has No Children Eleanor Roberts POTTER b: 15 JUN 1862 in New York
    5. Has No Children Clarkson Alonzo POTTER b: DEC 1868 in New York

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