Burton Willis Potter, American lawyer. member Massachusetts Legislature; member commission on semi-centennial celebration of incorporation of Worcester, June, 1898.
Potter, Burton Willis was born on February 8, 1843 in Colesville, Broome Company, New York, United States. Son of Daniel and Julianna Potter.
Graduate Williams, 1867, A.M. Admitted to Worcester Company, Massachusetts, bar, 1868. Private to sergeant, Company A, 14th Vermont Volumes, in Civil War.
Has been 3 years member Massachusetts Legislature. Has held various local and state offices. Was 1 year ballot law commissioner.
5 years director, 1 year president of the board of trustees Worcester Free Public Library. Ex-president Worcester Society of Antiquity. A trustee Worcester Horticultural Society, and Worcester Agricultural Society.
2 terms alderman (1 year press board). Member commission on semi-centennial celebration of incorporation of Worcester, June, 1898. Delivered address at dedication new City Hall, April, 1898.
President Worcester Company Agricultural Society, Massachusetts Dairymen’s Association Author: The Road and the Roadside (legal treatise), 1884. Home: Rutland, Massachusetts Office: State Mutual Building, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Member Massachusetts Legislature. Member commission on semi-centennial celebration of incorporation of Worcester, June, 1898.
Married Faunie Elizabeth Wright, of Groton, Massachusetts, June 23, 1868.