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David M. Potts (1947), Congressman from New York

David Matthew Potts (March 12, 1906 – September 11, 1976) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Born in New York City, he attended the public schools and the College of the City of New York from 1927 to 1929. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School of St. Lawrence University in 1932, was admitted to the New York bar in 1933 and commenced practice in New York City. He was counsel to the New York Senate Committee on Affairs of the City of New York during the 1945 session, and was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress, holding office from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1949. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress and resumed the practice of law.

Potts was appointed surrogate of Bronx County by Governor Dewey and held that office from November 1951 to January 1953. He was a special referee of the Appellate Division, First Department, Supreme Court of State of New York during the June 1953 term and was a senior partner of Kadel, Wilson & Potts, until his death in 1976 in Bronxville. Interment was in Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale.


  • United States Congress. "David M. Potts (id: P000471)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter A. Quinn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

Succeeded by
Christopher C. McGrath