Biography of Samuel Potter


Potter, Samuel, M. D., Lancaster, was born in Rutland county, Vt., in 1816, where his father, Dr. Samuel Potter, was for many years a practicing physician. He attended the common schools there and applied himself so thoroughly to his books that at the age of sixteen he began teaching school winters and worked on the farm summers. He also began when sixteen years old to read medicine in the office of his father and later entered the Medical College at Castleton, Vt., where he was graduated in 1836. He soon afterwards came to Rochester, N. Y., where he remained most of the time until 1839, when he came to Lancaster and began the practice of his profession, where he has been for more than fifty years in active practice. He was for fifteen years superintendent of schools and has always taken a keen interest in the growth and prosperity of the village.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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