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State agency administrator

John Potter Stockton, III was American state agency administrator. Certified fire official, New Jersey. Decorated Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze star, Air medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, New Jersey distinguished service medal.


III, John Potter Stockton, was born on February 18, 1930 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. Son of John Potter II and Clare Wilhemina (Carlisle) S.


Associate of Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1954. Bachelor, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1955. Master of Arts, Rider University, 1980.


Staff writer/features Passaic (New Jersey) Herald-News, 1955-1957. Assistant advertising manager The Okonite Company, Passaic, 1957-1960. Writer various publications, 1960-1963.

Assistant advertising manager Thomas & Betts Company, Inc., Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1963-1966. Director advertising Gulton Industries, Inc., Metuchen, 1966-1971. Director communications TRW Crescent Wire & Cable, Trenton, 1971-1975.

Director publications Thomas A. Edison College, Princeton, 1975-1978. Executive secretary New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, Lawrenceville, 1980-1996, retired, 1996.


  • Certified fire official, New Jersey.


With United States Air Force, 1946-1952. Colonel United States Army Reserve, 1952-1975. Member The Nassau Club (Princeton), The Aztec Club (life), Air Force Association (life), Association of the United States Army (life), Reserve Officers Association (life), Retired Officers Association (life), United States Naval Institute (life), American MENSA Society,Sons of the Revolution, New York, Society of Colonel Wars, Veterans of Foreign Wars (life).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: high power rifle (target) shooting, study and writing of articles of America history.


Married Barbara Rosenbower, June 25, 1956 (divorced 1964). Children: Leigh Victoria and Lesley Elizabeth. Married Frances A. Trenkle, September 9, 1978.

John Potter II S.

Clare Wilhemina (Carlisle) S.

Barbara Rosenbower

Frances A. Trenkle

Leigh Victoria and Lesley Elizabeth III