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David Potter, American naval officer. member Navy Compensation Board, 1917-1919; member board for settlement of claims arising from treaty limiting naval armament, 1923; member Naval War Claims Board, 1926-1930.

Background

Potter, David was born in 1874 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States. Son of William Elmer and Alice (Eddy) Potter.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1896. Admitted to New Jersey bar, 1897.

Career

Entered United States Navy 1898. Served at sea during war with Spain and Philippine campaign. Fiscal officer of customs, Vera Cruz, Mexico, during American occupation, 1914.

Member Navy Compensation Board, 1917-1919. Fleet paymaster Atlantic Fleet, 1919-1921. Paymaster general of Navy and chief bureau of Supplies and Accounts, with rank of rear admiral, 1921-1925.

Member board for settlement of claims arising from treaty limiting naval armament, 1923. Member Naval War Claims Board, 1926-1930. General inspector, Supply Corps, West Coast, 1930-1934.

In charge Naval Finance and Supply School, 1934-1938. Promoted rear admiral Supply Corps, November 14, 1927. Retired January 1, 1939.

Author: (novels) The Lost Goddess, 1908. The Eleventh Hour, 1910. The Lady of the Spur, 1910.

I Fasten a Bracelet, 1911. An Accidental Honeymoon, 1911. The Unspeakable Turke, 1912.

The Streak, 1913; Diane of Star Hollow, 1918. The Marshes, 1919; (memoirs) Sailing The Sulu Sea, 1940, also monographs on financial and business affairs of the Navy, and has lectured on such subjects. Address: 2999 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco California‡.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (novels) The Lost Goddess, 1908. The Eleventh Hour, 1910. The Lady of the Spur, 1910.

      I Fasten a Bracelet, 1911. An Accidental Honeymoon, 1911. The Unspeakable Turke, 1912.

      The Streak, 1913

    • Diane of Star Hollow, 1918. The Marshes, 1919

    • (memoirs) Sailing The Sulu Sea, 1940, also monographs on financial and business affairs of the Navy, and has lectured on such subjects.

Membership

Member Navy Compensation Board, 1917-1919. Member board for settlement of claims arising from treaty limiting naval armament, 1923. Member Naval War Claims Board, 1926-1930.

Connections

Married Jane, d.

father:
William Elmer Potter

mother:
Alice (Eddy) Potter

spouse:
Jane