Uriah G. Potts

Class of 1934 / Inducted 1974 / Football

Uriah Potts, Emory & Henry Class of 1934, was a dual-sport athlete, lettering three years in football and four years in basketball. He was captain of the 1931 basketball team and was chosen by Coach “Pedie” Jackson to his All-Time Emory & Henry Football Team. Potts was selected for induction into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1974 in recognition of his athletic achievements.

In addition to his involvement in sports, Potts served as president of the sophomore class and was a member of the 1930-31 honor court, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, and Sigma Iota social fraternity.

Potts went on to a career with Standard Lime & Cement Company of the Martin-Marietta Corporation, where he served as foreman, superintendent, manager, and ultimately as director of preventative maintenance company-wide.

Potts’ civic activity included being a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Elks and Lions Club, and a former president of the Board of Directors of City Hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Uriah Potts died on November 25, 1984 in Ft. Myers, Florida.