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Hamilton Fish Potter

Hamilton Fish Potter, American lawyer, consultant, author. Bar: New York 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1961.

Background

  • Potter, Hamilton Fish was born on December 21, 1928 in Brooklyn. Son of Hamilton Fish and Alma Virginia (Murray) Potter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard University, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1956.

    Career

    • Associate Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, 1956-1965, partner, 1965-1991, senior counsel, 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1961.

    Membership

    Board directors Berkshire Farm for Boys, New York City, 1962-1971, Alice and Hamilton Fish Library., Garrison-on-Hudson, New York, 1980-1997, European American Bank, 1964-1991. Member Board Correction, New York City, 1963-1971. Warden Church of Resurrection, 1972-1974.

    Trustee Episcopal School of New York, 1969-1976, Chapin School, 1975-1981, Knox School, 1985-1997. Warden All Saints Episcopal Church, 1982-1990. Board directors Dutch American West Indies Foundation, 1984-1989, The Netherlands American Foundation, 1989-1992.

    Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1950-1953, Korea. Member American Bar Association (chairman banking law committee 1975-1980), American Bar Foundation, New York State Bar Association (house of deals 1978-1980), New York Bar Foundation, Association of Bar of City of New York (chairman banking law committee 1972-1974), American Law Institute (3-4-8 committee 1975-1983), Mystery Writers American (associate).

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Fox Patterson, September 17, 1953 (divorced May 1979). Children: Virginia Patterson, Hamilton Fish III, Robert Burnside, Elizabeth Stuyvesant. Married Maureen Ellen Cotter, November 28, 1981.

      Children: Nicholas Fish, Warwick Alonzo.
    • father: Hamilton Fish Potter
    • mother: Alma Virginia (Murray) Potter
    • spouses: Virginia Fox Patterson
    • Maureen Ellen Cotter
    • children: Virginia Patterson Potter
    • Hamilton Fish III Potter
    • Robert Burnside Potter
    • Elizabeth Stuyvesant Potter
    • Nicholas Fish Potter
    • Warwick Alonzo Potter
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    Born December 21, 1928
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