Emory B. Pottle

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Emory B. Pottle, Congressman from New York

Emory Bemsley Pottle (July 4, 1815 - April 18, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Naples, New York, Pottle pursued classical studies at Penn Yan (New York) Academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar at New York City in 1838 and commenced practice in Springfield, Ohio. He returned to Naples, New York, and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the State assembly in 1847.

Pottle was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861). He again resumed the practice of his profession. He was appointed by President Lincoln a member of the commission which prepared a bill providing for a tariff on wool. He died in Naples, New York, April 18, 1891. He was interred in Rose Ridge Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew Oliver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jacob P. Chamberlain

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