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James Potter

James Potter, Irish army officer, farmer. member Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, 1776; member Supreme Executive Council Pennsylvania (Constitutionalist), 1780-1781, vice president, 1781; member Council of Censors, 1784.

Background

  • Potter, James was born in 1729 in County Tyrone, Ireland. Son of John Potter.

  • Career

    • Major general Pennsylvania Militia, 1782.

    Membership

    Member Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, 1776. Member Supreme Executive Council Pennsylvania (Constitutionalist), 1780-1781, vice president, 1781. Member Council of Censors, 1784.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Cathcart. Married second, Mary (Patterson) Chambers.
    • father: John Potter. Potter
    • spouses: Elizabeth Cathcart
    • Mary
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    Died November, 1789
    (aged 60)
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