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William Bancroft Potter

William Bancroft Potter, American engineer.


  • Potter, William Bancroft was born on February 19, 1863 in at Thomaston, Connecticut, United States. Son of of Horace A. and Charlotte Singapore Polytechnic.

  • Education

    • Educated Thomaston High School.


    • Training for engineer in machine shop at Hartford, which included general steam engineering. With Thomson-Houston Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, on arc lighting, afterward specializing on apparatus for electric rys. With this company when consolidated into the General Electric Company, and has resided at Schenectady. since 1894.

      Became chief engineer railway engineering department, General Electric Company, 1895. Construction engineering transportation department same company, 1929. Retired 1930. Home: Schenectady, New York.


    • Married Loretta Harward, July 3, 1890. Married second, Rose Hubbard, September 23, 1912.
    • spouses: Loretta Harward
    • Rose Hubbard
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    Born February 19, 1863
    Died January 15, 1934
    (aged 70)