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Joseph Potter Cotton

lawyer

Joseph Potter Cotton, American lawyer. Served as counsel Alaskan Engineering Commission, New York State Commision on Workmen’s Compensation; member Interallied Finance Council.

Background

Cotton, Joseph Potter was born on July 22, 1875 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Joseph P. and Isabella (Cole) Cotton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1896, A.M., 1897, Bachelor of Laws, 1900.

Career

Began practice in New York City, 1900. Member Cravath, Henderson & de Gersdorff, 1907-1908, Spooner & Cotton, 1910-1919, McAdoo, Cotton & Franklin, 1919-1921, Cotton & Franklin, 1921-1929. Undersecretary of state, since 1929.

Membership

Served as counsel Alaskan Engineering Commission, New York State Commision on Workmen’s Compensation. Member Interallied Finance Council.

Connections

Married Jessie I. Child, February 24, 1906.

father:
Joseph P. Cotton

mother:
Isabella (Cole) Cotton

spouse:
Jessie I. Child