74, Of Mason, NH, died Mon., August 2, 2004, at his home, after a brief illness. Son of the late Hamilton F. and Alma V. (Murray) Potter. A 1952 Graduate of Harvard University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He also attended the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He served with the U.S. Military during the Korean War. He had been employed as an electronic engineering consultant in the Boston area for several years, & later a free-lance engineer and inventor in the field of electronics. He had pattens for inventions with the Polaroid Land Co. He invented the "Sonalert" with PR Mallory & also an oil spill detection device, among many others. He was a published writer of several children's books with Atheneum Press. Survived by his daughter Mrs. Mahamadou (Rala) Diakite of Pawtucket, RI; one son Bronson Bateman of Harmony, ME; two grandchildren Kadidiatou & Salimata Diakite of Pawtucket, RI.
Bronson Murray Potter inventor, patent holder, and author of children's books, died at his home in Mason, N.H., on August 2, 2004, at the age of 74. He had lived in Mason for 39 years.
He was born on April 6, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Alma V. Murray Potter and Hamilton Fish Potter and brother of the late Hamilton Fish Potter, Jr. '46. After preparation at The Green Vale School, Glen Head, N.Y., he entered the Third Form in 1943. While at School he was a member of the Concordian Literary Society, the Scientific Association, and the Glee Club. He was one of the moving spirits
in the rebirth of the Radio Club. He entered Harvard, served in the U.S. military during the Korean War, and received his A.B. degree from Harvard in 1955 as of the Class of 1952. He also attended The Sorbonne University in Paris.
Mr. Potter traveled and worked in Iran, Zaire, Angola, France, and Portugal. He was an electrical engineering consultant in Massachusetts before becoming a freelance engineer and inventor in the electronics field. He held patents for inventions with Polaroid Land Co., invented the "Sonalert" with PR. Mallory and an oil spill detection device, among others. He wrote children's books published by Atheneum Press, including The Poet Who Couldn't Wait for Spring, Isfendiar and the Wild Donkeys, Antonio, Isfendiar and the Bears ofMazandaran, Chibia, the Dhow Boy, and Shadow, the Cigar- Smoking Cat.
Mr. Potter was a member of the Mason Conservancy Board, donating land to the town. He was a pilot and owned his own airstrip.
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