David Potts Jr.


David Potts Jr. (November 27, 1794 – June 1, 1863) was an Anti-Masonic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

BiographyEdit

Potts was born at Warwick Furnace, Pennsylvania, about eight miles from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He became an ironmaster, and owner and manager of Warwick Furnace. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1824 to 1826.

He was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838. Potts resumed his former business pursuits, and died at Warwick Furnace. Interment in Coventry Cemetery near Warwick.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "David Potts Jr. (id: P000472)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

1831–1839

1831–1833 alongside: William Hiester and Joshua Evans Jr.
1833–1837 alongside: William Hiester and Edward Darlington
1837–1839 alongside: Edward Darlington and Edward Davies

Succeeded by