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James Potter

farmer , army officer

James Potter, Irish army officer, farmer. member Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, 1776; member Supreme Executive Council Pennsylvania (Constitutionalist), 1780-1781, vice president, 1781; member Council of Censors, 1784.

Background

Potter, James was born in 1729 in County Tyrone, Ireland. Son of John Potter.

Career

Major general Pennsylvania Militia, 1782.

Membership

Member Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, 1776. Member Supreme Executive Council Pennsylvania (Constitutionalist), 1780-1781, vice president, 1781. Member Council of Censors, 1784.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Cathcart. Married second, Mary (Patterson) Chambers.

father:
John Potter. Potter

spouses:
Elizabeth Cathcart

Mary