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Potter, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1916-1979

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Personal name headingPotter, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1916-1979
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LocatedQueenstown (Md.)
Birth date19161030
Death date19791123
Place of birthLapeer (Mich.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
Field of activityVocational rehabilitation
AffiliationUnited States. Army
United States. Retraining and Reemployment Administration
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
American Battle Monuments Commission
Profession or occupationLegislators--United States
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Found inGreene, L.V. Papers, 1931-1959 (Charles E. Potter)
RLIN database, 11/20/92 (hdg.: Potter, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1916-1979; note: Republican congressman from Lapeer, Mich., 1946-52; U.S. Senator, 1952-59)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, November 1, 2013 (Potter, Charles Edward (1916 - 1979); a Representative and a Senator from Michigan; born in Lapeer, Mich., October 30, 1916; attended the public schools; graduated from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., in 1938; administrator of Bureau of Social Aid, Cheboygan County, Mich., 1938-1942; in 1942 enlisted as a private in the United States Army with combat service in the European Theater of Operations; seriously wounded in France in 1945, resulting in the loss of both legs; discharged from the service as a major in 1946; engaged as vocational rehabilitation representative for the Retraining and Reemployment Administration with the United States Labor Department until his resignation in 1947; elected on August 26, 1947, as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frederick V. Bradley; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served from August 26, 1947, until his resignation on November 4, 1952; elected to the United States Senate in 1952 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Arthur H. Vandenberg and served from November 5, 1952, to January 3, 1953; also elected in 1952 for the term commencing January 3, 1953, and served until January 3, 1959; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958; engaged as an industrial consultant and international securities executive; member of the American Battle Monuments Commission; resided in Queenstown, Md., until his death at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., November 23, 1979; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.)
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