served during his lifetime in 18 various US governmental appointed
positions and was also visiting professor at ten other schools.
Potter obtained his B.S. from MIT and has been awarded ten honorary
His other honors included the IEEE Lammee Medal, the 75th
Anniversary Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the
1950 Americanism Award, the Cyrus Hall McCormick Medal and the NSPE
was President of ASME, ASEE, the Kansas and Indiana Engineering
Societies, and the American Engineering Council.
He was a member of Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.