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David Matthew POTTS

(1906-1976)

POTTS, David Matthew, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, March 12, 1906; attended the public schools and the College of the City of New York 1927-1929; was graduated from Brooklyn Law School of St. Lawrence University in 1932; was admitted to the New York bar in 1933 and commenced practice in New York City; counsel to the New York Senate Committee on Affairs of the City of New York during the 1945 session; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; appointed surrogate of Bronx County by Governor Dewey and served from November 1951 to January 1953; special referee, Appellate Division, First Department, Supreme Court of State of New York, June 1953 term; senior partner, Kadel, Wilson & Potts, until his death September 11, 1976, in Bronxville, N.Y.; interment in Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale, N.Y.

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

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