Potter, William W., 1869-1940

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William W. Potter was born in Maple Grove Township, Michigan on August 1. 1869, the son of Lucien B. and Clarinda L. (Trimmer) Potter. He married Margaret D. Richardson on April 5, 1894, and received his LL.B from the University of Michigan a year later. Mr. Potter was superintendent of schools, Harrison, Michigan from 1891 until 1894, when he was admitted to the bar. At that time he began practicing law in Hastings, and became city attorney of Hastings. He went on to become prosecuting attorney of Barry County, and a member of the Michigan State Senate, 1899-1900. Mr. Potter was a member of the Michigan public Utilities Commission, 1919-1927, and served as attorney general of Michigan. 1927-1928, at which time he became a judge on the Michigan Supreme Court. Mr. Potter was also the author of several legal books.

From the description of William W. Potter papers, 1899-1940 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 638955017

Lawyer and Republican State Senator from Hastings, Michigan.

From the description of William W. Potter papers, 1895-1924. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418765

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Taggart family. Taggart family papers, 1860-1960. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Potter, William W., 1869-1940. William W. Potter papers, 1895-1924. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Charles A. Sink Papers, 1890s-1996 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers, 1916-1966 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936. Fred Warren Green papers, 1881-1939. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1996. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Potter, William W., 1869-1940. William W. Potter papers, 1899-1940 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Potter Drug Store (Boulder, Colo.). Potter Drug Store Cash book 1923 Nov. 13 to 1931 Dec. 6. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Fred W. Green papers, 1881-1939 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Sturtevant, J. B. (Joseph Bevier), 1851-1910. Groups in the mountains, mounted photographs. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn James Orin Murfin papers, 1896-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Marshall L. Cook and William R. Cook papers, 1880-1945 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944, 1930-1939 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Mine excursion group photo. Boulder Public Library
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associatedWith Burrows, Julius C. (Julius Caesar), 1837-1915. person
associatedWith Cook, Marshall L., 1858-1955 person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939 person
associatedWith Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961 person
associatedWith Murfin, James Orin, 1875-1940 person
associatedWith Patton, John, 1850-1907. person
associatedWith Potter Drug Store (Boulder, Colo.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. person
associatedWith Smith, William Alden, 1859-1932. person
associatedWith Taggart family. family
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Michigan--Barry County
Michigan
Michigan--Detroit
Hastings (Mich.)
Barry County (Mich.)
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Birth 1869-08-01

Death 1940-07-21

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