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Big-Game Hunter Obtained Heads for Smithsonian Institution
PHILADELPHIA, June 12 (AP)---Col. Wilson Potter, big-game hunter and University of Pennsylvania football star in 1906 and 1907, died last night at his home here after a long illness at the age of 64.

Mr. Potter obtained the North American prize big-game heads now in the Smithsonian Institution.

He was the former husband of Charlotte Rust of Cleveland and Ada May Weeks, musical comedy star.

Colonel Potter was the son of the late Col. Thomas Potter Jr., linoleum manufacturer, and a nephew of the late William Potter, one-time American Minister to Italy. He served in the Spanish-American and first World Wars and was wounded while participating in the Argonne offensive in the latter conflict. He was a well-known racquets and court tennis player.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) COL. WILSON POTTER (New York Times, Thursday 13th June 1946, ref: #3809, published 24 September 2004, generated 22nd May 2023 05:02:46 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/col-wilson-potter.html