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David POTTS, Jr.

(17941863)

POTTS, David, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at Warwick Furnace, about eight miles from Pottstown, Chester County, Pa., November 27, 1794; completed preparatory studies in Pottstown; became an ironmaster; owner and manager of Warwick Furnace; member of the State house of representatives 1824-1826; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for renomination in 1838; resumed his former business pursuits; died at Warwick Furnace (now Warwick), Chester County, Pa., June 1, 1863; interment in Coventry Cemetery, near Warwick.

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

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