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David Potts, Jr.

David Potts, Jr. (November 27, 1794 - June 1, 1863) was an Anti-Masonic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

David Potts, Jr. was born at Warwick Furnace, Pennsylvania, about eight miles from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He became an ironmaster, and owner and manager of Warwick Furnace. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1824 to 1826.

Potts was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838. He resumed his former business pursuits, and died at Warwick Furnace. Interment in Coventry Cemetery near Warwick.


  • David Potts, Jr. at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • The Political Graveyard
Preceded by
James Buchanan
Joshua Evans, Jr.
George G. Leiper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

1831 - 1839

1831 - 1833 alongside: William Muhlenberg Hiester and Joshua Evans, Jr.
1833 - 1837 alongside: William Muhlenberg Hiester and Edward Darlington
1837 - 1839 alongside: Edward Darlington and Edward Davies

Succeeded by
John Edwards
Francis James
Edward Davies
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