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Lillian Florence Potter, business executive secretary. Recipient George Washington Honors medal Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1964, Secretary of Year award Portland chapter Professional Secretaries International, 1967, Outstanding Service award State of Maine Sesquicentennial, 1970, Outstanding Service award Island Pond (Vermont) History Society 1978.


Potter, Lillian Florence was born on October 19, 1912 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Came to the United States, 1934. Naturalized citizen.

Daughter of Thomas Joseph and Lily Rose (Robertson) Quirk.


Graduated from high school, Montreal, 1929. Graduate, Montreal, 1931.


Senior secretary South Dakota Warren division Scott Paper Company, Westbrook, Maine, 1955—1969, editor industrial publication South Dakota Warren division, 1969—1972. Editor National Antiques Review magazine, Portland, 1972—1977. Executive secretary Humboldt Portland Litho division Humboldt National Graphics, Inc., Fortuna, California, since 1977.

Free lance writer Guy Gannett Public Company, Portland, 1960-1964.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (children's book) Once Upon an Autumn, 1984 (state 1st place award, national 3d place award), (antiques and collectibles) A Re-Introduction to Silver Overlay on Glass and Ceramics, 1992. Co-author: (textbook, teachers manual) Foundations of Patient Care, 1981. Assistant editor, Northeast district The Secretary magazine, Professional Secretaries International, 1960-1962.

      Editor Maine Chapter Bulletin, 1963-1964.


Member Maine Media Women (president 1970-1971, Woman of Year 1973, Communicator of Achievement plaque and prize 1991), Maine Writers and Publications Alliance, Woman's Literature Union, Portland Lyric Theater, Island Pond History Society, Jones Museum Glass and Ceramics, Westbrook Woman's Club, Order of the Eastern Star (past matron, past president).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, researching, antiques, swimming, gardening.


Married Theodore Edward Potter, July 20, 1932 (deceased April 1980). Children: Peter Edward, Stephen Thomas.

Thomas Joseph Quirk

Lily Rose (Robertson) Quirk

Theodore Edward Potter

Peter Edward Potter

Stephen Thomas Potter