William Sumner Appleton Pott Edit Profile
Graduate Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia, 1909. Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1912, A.M., 1913, Ph. D., 1922; post graduate study Columbia, 1917.
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Union College, 1945. Honorary L.H D., Elmira College, Elmira, New York, 1949.
Instructor in philosophy, St. John’s U., Shanghai, China, 1913-1916, professor, 1919-1922. Adjunct professor, University of Virginia, 1916-1917, associate professor, 1922-1927. Department chairman Oriental Langs. and Literature, University of California, 1927-1928.
General manager staff General Motors Export Company, 1928-1930. Public relations staff General Motors Corporation, 1930-1935. President Elmira (New York) College 1935-1949.
Cultural attache, United States Embassy, Thailand since 1950.
Member of the board of directors Elmira (New York) Savings Bank. Served in O.T.C., Plattsburg, New York, August-December 1917. Member American Philos-assosiation, New York State History Association, Sigma Chi, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Museum.
Clubs: City, Torch (Elmira, New York).
Married Eleanor Welsh, December 30, 1931.