Horatio POTTER

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AmericanBorn Horatio POTTER

Episcopal Bishop in the Diocese of New York

Born on February 09, 1802 in Beekman (now La Grange), New York USA , United States

Died on January 02, 1887 in New York City, New York, USA

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The youngest brother of Bishop Alonzo Potter, he was born near Beekman (now La Grange), Dutchess County, New York, to Quaker farmers Joseph and Anne Potter. He graduated at Union College in 1826, was ordained priest of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1828, was rector for several months in Saco, Maine, and from 1828 to 1833 was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Washington College (now Trinity College), Hartford, Connecticut.



From 1833 to 1854 he was rector of St. Peter's Church, Albany, New York. In November 1854 he was elected provincial bishop of New York in place of Benjamin Treadwell Onderdonk (1791–1861), who had been suspended after a scandal, and upon Onderdonk's death he became Diocesan bishop.

...   The youngest brother of Bishop Alonzo Potter, he was born near Beekman (now La Grange), Dutchess County, New York, to Quaker farmers Joseph and Anne Potter. He graduated at Union College in 1826, was ordained priest of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1828, was rector for several months in Saco, Maine, and from 1828 to 1833 was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Washington College (now Trinity College), Hartford, Connecticut.



From 1833 to 1854 he was rector of St. Peter's Church, Albany, New York. In November 1854 he was elected provincial bishop of New York in place of Benjamin Treadwell Onderdonk (1791–1861), who had been suspended after a scandal, and upon Onderdonk's death he became Diocesan bishop.



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