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James Douglass Poteat, American lawyer. Member North Carolina bar association, Phi Delta Phi, Kappa Alpha.


Poteat, James Douglass was born on April 14, 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edwin McNeill and Harriet Hale (Gordon) P.: Bachelor of Arts, Furman U., Greenville, South Carolina., 1923.


Bachelor of Laws, 1926. Juris Scientiae Doctor, Yale University, 1933.


Admitted to South Carolina. bar, 1926, North Carolina bar, 1937. Practice as associate firm, Haynsworth & Haynsworth, Greenville, South Carolina., 1926-1930. Member Nettles & Poteat, Greenville, 1933-1936.

Associate professor of law, Furman U., 1929-1930, professor, 1930-1932. Professor of law, Duke U., 1936-1916 on leave, 1942-1946. Visiting professor, University of North Carolina, summer, 1940.

University of California, 1941. Assistant general counsel Board Economy Warfare Foreign Economics Administration, Washington, District of Columbia. Director foreign service personnel, Deputy Minister Economics Warfare Division, United States embassy: special assistant to United States Ambassador, London, England., 1942-1945.

Deputy commissioner, American Red Cross, Pacific Ocean Areas, Headquarters, Hawaii. Executive vice chairman American Red Cross, 1945-1946. Executive vice president American Cancer Cociety, 1946.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Sturges’ Cases and Material on the Law of Debtors’ Estates (with Eugene V. Rostow), 3d edit., 1940.


All Christians should vote in accordance with biblical values rather than according to party lines, personalities, or candidate rhetoric.


Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts. Share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.


Member North Carolina bar association, Phi Delta Phi, Kappa Alpha.


Married Mary W. Lawton, February 21, 1924. Children: Thomas Lawton, James Douglass, Junior.

Edwin McNeill Bachelor of Arts

Harriet Hale (Gordon) P.: Bachelor of Arts

Mary W. Lawton

Jr Poteat

Thomas Lawton Poteat

James Douglass Poteat