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



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    • found: Greene, L.V. Papers, 1931-1959 (Charles E. Potter)
    • found: 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)
    • found: 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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