Clarkson N. Potter
(April 25, 1825 — January 23, 1882) Clarkson Nott Potter was a civil engineer, lawyer, and politician. Potter was born in Schenectady, New York in 1825. He graduated from Union College in 1842 and continued his education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he became a civil engineer in 1843. Potter then moved to Wisconsin where he worked as a surveyor while he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced law in New York City. Potter was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 1868. He served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1875, but decline candidacy for renomination in 1874. Potter was again elected to serve in the House of Representatives from March, 1877 to March, 1879. After serving in Congress, he acted as president of the American Bar Association until his death in 1882.
[Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/P000461]
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