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William Wilson POTTER

(1792-1839)

POTTER, William Wilson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at Potters Mills, Pa., December 18, 1792; completed preparatory studies in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., and was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1814 and practiced his profession; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1837, until his death, before the assembling of the Twenty-sixth Congress, in Bellefonte, Pa., on October 28, 1839; interment in Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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