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Richard Potts

Richard Potts, American senator, jurist. Member of committee of observation Frederick County (Maryland.), 1776; member Maryland. House of Delegates, 1779-1780, 87-88; member Maryland. ratifying convention, Annapolis, 1788; member United States Senate from Maryland., 1793-October 24, 1796.

Background

  • Potts, Richard was born on July 19, 1753 in Upper Marlborough, Maryland, United States. Son of William and Sarah (Lee) Potts.

  • Education

    • Read law under Judge Samuel Chase.

    Career

    • 13 children.

    Membership

    Member of committee of observation Frederick County (Maryland.), 1776. Member Maryland. House of Delegates, 1779-1780, 87-88. Member Maryland. ratifying convention, Annapolis, 1788.

    Member United States Senate from Maryland., 1793-October 24, 1796.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Hughs, April.; married second, Eleanor Murdoch, December 19, 1799.
    • father: William Potts
    • mother: Sarah (Lee) Potts
    • spouses: Elizabeth Hughs
    • Eleanor Murdoch
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    Born July 19, 1753
    Died November 26, 1808
    (aged 55)
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