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POTTS, James Henry, clergyman, born in Wood-house, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, 12 June, 1848. He was educated in the public schools of Canada and Michigan, and graduated at Mayhew's commercial college in 1866. He afterward studied theology, and was a pastor in the Methodist Episcopal church in 1869-'77. He was associate editor of the "Michigan Christian Advocate" in 1877-'84, and has been editor-in-chief since the latter year. Mr. Potts received the degree of M. A. from Northwestern university in 1882, and that of D. D. from Albion college in 1885. He is the author of "Methodism in the Field, or Pastor and People " (New York, 1869) ; "Golden Dawn, or Light on the Great Future " (Philadelphia, 1880);" Spiritual Life, its Nature and Excellence" (New York, 1884);" Our Thorns and Crowns" (Philadelphia, 1884); "Perrine's Principles of Church Government," with additions (New York, 1887); and " Faith made Easy, or what to Believe and Why" (Cincinnati, 1888). POTTS, John, Canadian clergyman, born in Maguire's Bridge, County Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1838. He emigrated to Canada at an early age, and engaged in mercantile pursuits in Kingston and Hamilton, but after a course in Victoria college he was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1861. After being stationed at London and Yorkville he was chosen, in 1866, as the first pastor of a church that had been erected in Hamilton to commemorate the centenary of American Methodism. He afterward was pastor of churches at Montreal and Toronto. He is an eloquent preacher, and one of the best-known clergymen of his denomination in Canada. He is a member of the board and senate of Victoria university and the Montreal theological college. In 1878 the Wesleyan university of Ohio gave him the degree of D.D.
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