Elisha Reynolds Potter

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For the statesman (1811–1882), see Elisha R. Potter.

Elisha Reynolds Potter (1764–1835) was a statesman in the Federalist Party from Kingston, Rhode Island, who served several times as the Speaker in the Rhode Island State Assembly. Potter ran against Peleg Arnold in a special election for the U.S House of Representatives in 1796 caused by Benjamin Bourne's resignation, and Potter won the election. He served as a United States Congressman from 1796 to 1797 and again from 1809 to 1815.[1]

His son, also Elisha Reynolds Potter, was also a Congressman.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to the Elisha Reynolds Potter, Sr. Papers". University of Rhode Island. Retrieved 22 Nov 2011.