Charles Edward Potter

Charles Edward Potter

Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
Death 23 Nov 1979 (aged 63)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 30, Site 296-3
Memorial ID 5223 · View Source
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U.S. Senator, US Congressman, Author. Educated at Eastern Michigan University, he graduated in 1938 and worked as an administrator of Bureau of Social Aid in Cheboygan County, Michigan, (1938-42). During World War II, he served as a Major in the 28th Infantry Division, US Army in combat actions in the European Theater, was seriously wounded at Colmar Alsace, France, resulting in the loss of both legs and was discharged in 1946. After the war, he engaged as a vocational rehabilitation representative for the Retraining and Reemployment Administration with the U.S. Labor Department until his resignation in 1947. In 1947, he was elected as a as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frederick V. Bradley and reelected to the next two succeeding Congresses, serving until 1952. He was then elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Arthur H. Vandenberg, serving (1952-59). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was an industrial consultant and international securities executive and a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission. He also wrote and published "Days of Shame" (1965), a book that outlined the battle between moderate Republicans and Democrats, plus other issues. He died at the age 66.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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