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William Potter Elliott ’28

Published in Jan. 22, 1997, issue

Bill Elliott died Aug. 8, 1996, in Madison, Conn. He was part of the contingent from the Hill School. At Princeton he was a member of Cap and Gown Club, and he played baseball and basketball. He went to the Newark [N.J.] Law School, which later became part of Rutgers U., and received his law degree in 1931.

Bill established a law office in Plainfield, N.J., and was a partner in the firm of Bunker and Elliott. He was president of the Union County Bar Assn. and a municipal court judge in Scotch Plains-Fanwood.

Bill enlisted in the Army during WWII and was stationed in the South Pacific and Leyte in the Philippines. He held regional offices in both the Sons of the Revolution and the Society of Colonial Wars. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Rotary and of the Central Presbyterian Church of Plainfield.

Bill was active in the Class of '28 executive committee and was president of the class from 195863. Several times he served as class representative at the university memorial services in the Chapel.

Bill and Marjorie Blackman were married in 1937. Marje was on hand at reunions and other class gatherings until she died in 1992. There have been few who have served the class more widely and effectively through the years than Bill Elliott.

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