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Justice, Michigan Supreme Court

Honorary Doctor of Laws



Background information is taken from Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society biographies: H "William W. Potter was born on August 1, 1869, in Maple Grove, Michigan.... Potter attended Ypsilanti State Normal College and later graduated from the Law Department of the University of Michigan. He taught school and served as superintendent of schools in Harrison for three years.... His career in public service began when he was the City Attorney in Hastings. Later, he was Prosecuting Attorney of Barry County, a Michigan state senator, and a member of the draft board during World War I. As president of the Michigan State Bar Association, he fought for racial integration of the Bar. Potter also served as fuel administrator of the State of Michigan in 1922. He was a member of the Michigan Public Utilities Commission from 1919 to 1927. Potter was elected Attorney General of the State in 1926, and was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court in 1928. " Michigan Supreme Court Justice was presented with the honorary degree during Commencement, University of Detroit, June 13, 1930.

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