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Franklin J. Potter


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1940 Republican AD-57 21569 Win
11-03-1942 Republican AD-57 21925 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 6, 1898 in Rising City, Nebraska
Married: Alta Clifford
Military Service: (WWI, Occupation of Germany)
Died: May 1981 in Frankfurt, Germany

Previous: Special Counsel, State Division of Narcotic Enforcement
Previous: Deputy City Attorney, City of Los Angeles
1945: Legal Division Chief, Office of Military Government for Hesse
1945-19??: Attorney in private practice in Germany
1953: President, Association of American Lawyers in Europe


  • Potter headed the legal division for the Office of Military Government for Hesse at the time of Operation Bodysnatch, when the U.S. military was attempting to find an appropriate place to bury the bodies of King Frederick Wilhelm I, King Frederick the Great, and Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg (which had been stolen from their tomb by Nazis in the last days of the war).


Source: California Blue Book (1942)

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