Hamilton Fish Potter Jr., a specialist in banking law and partner in the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, died March 21 during a skiing vacation in Sun Valley, Idaho. He was 68 and lived in New York City and St. James, N.Y.

Mr. Potter founded the banking group at Sullivan & Cromwell and advised many U.S. and foreign banks. He played a major role in facilitating the bank funds transfers needed to resolve the Iranian hostage crisis in 1981.

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