Biography of Harry G. Potter
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Harry G. Potter, engaged in the real estate business in Toledo, is one of the substantial citizens that the Empire state has furnished Ohio. He was born in Corinth, New York, January 24, 1871, his parents being Frederick R. and Mary (Hill) Potter, the former a native of the state of New York, while the latter was born in London, England. She was brought to America during her girlhood days and thereafter resided in New York. Mr. Potter, too, is of English lineage, although the family has been represented for some time on this side of the Atlantic. He is an active member of the Baptist church and has been prominent in community affairs, serving at one time as postmaster of Schroon Lake, New York.

Harry G. Potter acquired his education in the schools of New York and of Toledo, first coming to this city in 1883, when a lad of twelve years. He returned to the Empire state, however, but some time afterward again took up his abode in Toledo. He began his business career in the employ. of Harvey P. Platt, one of the prominent lawyers of this city, but he became interested in the real estate business and joined his preceptor in the firm of Harvey P. Platt & Company. He took up the work of reclaiming swamp lands in Ohio and in the south, afterward colonizing these lands, and throughout the intervening period he has steadily engaged in the real estate business, promoting many important projects of this kind. After a partnership with Mr. Platt, covering a period of fifteen years, he started out independently and now has well appointed offices in the Commerce-Guardian building. He has negotiated many important realty transfers for others and has handled important commissions as a real estate broker, while at the same time he has made judicious purchases and sales as an individual.

Mr. Potter is recognized as one of the foremost realtors of Toledo, possessing notably sound judgment and keen discrimination, while his knowledge of real estate values is comprehensive and accurate. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and he keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day but does not seek nor desire office. His religious faith is that of the Baptist church and his life has been well spent, gaining for him the confidence and high regard of those with whom he has been brought into contact.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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