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Richard Potts

senator , jurist

Richard Potts, American senator, jurist. Member of committee of observation Frederick County (Maryland.), 1776; member Maryland. House of Delegates, 1779-1780, 87-88; member Maryland. ratifying convention, Annapolis, 1788; member United States Senate from Maryland., 1793-October 24, 1796.

Background

Potts, Richard was born on July 19, 1753 in Upper Marlborough, Maryland, United States. Son of William and Sarah (Lee) Potts.

Education

Read law under Judge Samuel Chase.

Career

13 children.

Membership

Member of committee of observation Frederick County (Maryland.), 1776. Member Maryland. House of Delegates, 1779-1780, 87-88. Member Maryland. ratifying convention, Annapolis, 1788.

Member United States Senate from Maryland., 1793-October 24, 1796.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hughs, April.; married second, Eleanor Murdoch, December 19, 1799.

father:
William Potts

mother:
Sarah (Lee) Potts

spouses:
Elizabeth Hughs

Eleanor Murdoch