John Potter (1907 - 1974)

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John Potter
1907 - 1974
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September 15, 1907
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October 1974
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Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98036
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John Potter was born on September 15, 1907. He died in October 1974 at 67 years old. We know that John Potter had been residing in Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98036.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Potter died in October 1974 at age 67. He was born on September 15, 1907. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Potter had been residing in Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98036.

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In 1907, in the year that John Potter was born, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1918, by the time he was just 11 years old, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1959, at the age of 52 years old, John was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1964, at the age of 57 years old, John was alive when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1974, in the year of John Potter's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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