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In Memoriam

Calvin Cuthbert Potter

1919 1999

Dr. Calvin Potter, who died November 1 in his 81st year, was a Professor Emeritus in Concordia's Department of Finance.

Dr. Potter was among the first persons of colour to be employed at Montreal's city hall, and subsequently served in World War II. He obtained his BComm at Sir George Williams and went on to obtain a PhD in 1954 at McGill.

A chartered accountant, he developed the first finance and accounting courses at McMaster University. In 1966, he wrote Finance and Business Administration in Canada, one of the first books devoted to the Canadian experience. In 1968, he came to Concordia, rising to chair of the Department of Finance. Upon his retirement in 1987, he was named Professor Emeritus.

He was on the executive of the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations for many years.

We extend our sincere sympathy to his widow, Winifred, his three daughters and three grandchildren.


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