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Rockwell Harmon Potter

Clergyman

Rockwell Harmon Potter, American clergyman. Member Chi Psi.

Background

Potter, Rockwell Harmon was born on October 1, 1874 in Glenville, New York, United States. Son of Spencer S. and Catharine S. (Harmon) Potter.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Union College, New York, 1895. Student Yale Division School, Union Theological Seminary. Bachelor of Divinity, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1898.

Doctor of Divinity, Union College, 1908, Rutgers College, 1915. Williams College, 1927.

Career

Ordained to ministry, 1898. Pastor Reformed Dutch Church, Flushing, New York, 1898-1900, First Church of Christ (Center Congressional), Hartford, Connecticut, 1900-1928. Dean Hartford Theology Seminary, 1928-1943, retired President, Connecticut Bible Society, Connecticut Institute for Blind.

Moderator, National Council Congressional Churches, 1923-1925. President American Board Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1925-1940.

Membership

Member Chi Psi.

Connections

Married Jean Gilchrist, May 12, 1898.

father:
Spencer S. Potter

mother:
Catharine S. (Harmon) Potter

spouse:
Jean Gilchrist