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Porter, A to B

PORTER (Soundex P636) — See also DEPORTER, PARKERORPORTER, PEARTREE, PERTER, PORIER, PORSTER, PORT, PORTE, PORTEN, PORTERFIELD, PORTERIE, PRATER, PRATHER, PROTHERO, PROTTER, PROYTER, SHEA-PORTER.

  Porter, A. A. — of Portage, Columbia County, Wis. Republican. Postmaster at Portage, Wis., 1905; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, A. A. — of Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, A. W. — Democrat. North Dakota state auditor, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Addison — of Greene County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Greene County, 1826. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Albert Gallatin (1824-1897) — also known as Albert G. Porter — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., April 20, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; Indiana reporter of state courts, 1853-56; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1859-63; Governor of Indiana, 1881-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1888; U.S. Minister to Italy, 1889-92. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 3, 1897 (age 73 years, 13 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Presumably named for: Albert Gallatin
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Porter, Albert L. — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Democrat. Village president of Coldwater, Michigan, 1846-47; postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1857-61. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Albert S. — of Lyndhurst, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Pepper Pike, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1952, 1964, 1972; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1964. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Albert T., Jr. — of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Porter, Alexander, Jr. — of New Castle County, Del. Member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County, 1796-97. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Alexander (1785-1844) — of Attakapas, St. Martin Parish, La.; St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, La. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, June 24, 1785. Whig. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1812; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1816-18; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1821-33; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1833-37; delegate to Whig National Convention from Louisiana, 1839. Died in Attakapas, St. Martin Parish, La., January 13, 1844 (age 58 years, 203 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, St. Mary Parish, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Porter, Alexander — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Whig. Mayor of Wilmington, Del., 1845-48. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Alexander — Independence League candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Andrew H. — of Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Mich. Republican. Supervisor of Bloomfield Township, Michigan; elected 1904, 1905. Burial location unknown.
Andrew J. Porter Porter, Andrew J. (b. 1856) — of Orient, Faulk County, S.Dak.; Faulkton, Faulk County, S.Dak. Born in Pennsylvania, 1856. Republican. Merchant; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 42nd District, 1901-04. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Porter, Arthur — of Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho. Mayor of Rexburg, Idaho, 1929-35. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Arthur — of Sophia, Raleigh County, W.Va. Democrat. Chair of Raleigh County Democratic Party, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Porter, Arthur E. — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Manchester 1st Ward, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Arthur S. — of Michigan. Liberty candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1843. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Asahel — of Saratoga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Saratoga County, 1804-06. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Augustus Seymour (1769-1849) — also known as Augustus Porter — of Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y.; Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., January 18, 1769. Surveyor; member of New York state assembly from Genesee and Ontario counties, 1802-03; postmaster at Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1836. Died in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., June 10, 1849 (age 80 years, 143 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Porter (1730-1825) and Abigail (Buell) Porter (1734-1797); brother of Peter Buell Porter; married, March 10, 1796, to Lavinia Steele; married, January 24, 1801, to Jane Howell (1779-1841; sister of Nathaniel Woodhull Howell); father of Augustus Seymour Porter and Peter Buell Porter, Jr.; uncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); granduncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of Ulysses Simpson Grant; first cousin thrice removed of Frederick Dent Grant and Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin thrice removed of Asa H. Otis and Alvred Bayard Nettleton; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Frederick Webster, Lovel Davis Parmelee and Theron Ephron Catlin; third cousin of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; third cousin once removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Scudder, Ebenezer Huntington, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Lancelot Phelps, Theodore Davenport, Abijah Blodget and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Jabez Williams Huntington, Abiel Case, Samuel George Andrews, Harrison Blodget, John Hall Brockway, Jairus Case, Lorenzo Burrows, Norman A. Phelps, Anson Levi Holcomb, George Smith Catlin, Waitman Thomas Willey, Lyman Trumbull, William Dean Kellogg, John Smith Phelps, William Gleason, Jr., Almon Case, James Phelps, Robert Coit, Jr., Samuel Lathrop Bronson, Abial Lathrop, Roger Wolcott and Allen Jacob Holcomb; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Creighton Stratton, Edmund Holcomb, Ira Chandler Backus, Calvin Tilden Hulburd, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, Charles Jenkins Hayden, John Leake Newbold Stratton, Bushrod Ebenezer Hoppin, Judson B. Phelps, Edwin Carpenter Pinney, Timothy E. Griswold, Erskine Mason Phelps, William Walter Phelps, William Patrick Willey, Charles A. Hungerford, Walter Harrison Blodget, William Barret Ridgely, George Harrison Hall, Clayton Hyde Lathrop, Phineas Orange Small, Clement Phineas Kellogg, William Brainard Coit, Lafayette Blanchard Gleason (1863-1937), Arthur Eugene Parmelee, Austin Eugene Lathrop and Hiram Bingham; fourth cousin of Samuel H. Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Woodbridge, Isaac Backus, Eli Thacher Hoyt, Nathaniel Huntington, Caleb Scudder, James Huntington, Charles Phelps Huntington, John Arnold Rockwell, Elisha Mills Huntington, Henry Titus Backus, Bailey Frye Adams and Henry Joel Scudder.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Porter, Augustus Seymour (1798-1872) — also known as Augustus S. Porter — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y., January 18, 1798. Whig. Lawyer; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1838-39; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1839-45. Died in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., September 18, 1872 (age 74 years, 244 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Seymour Porter and Lavinia (Steele) Porter; half-brother of Peter Buell Porter, Jr.; nephew of Peter Buell Porter; first cousin of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin once removed of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of Ulysses Simpson Grant; second cousin twice removed of Frederick Dent Grant and Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin once removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Scudder, Asa H. Otis and Alvred Bayard Nettleton (1838-1911); third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Frederick Webster, Lovel Davis Parmelee and Theron Ephron Catlin; fourth cousin of Ebenezer Huntington, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Lancelot Phelps, Theodore Davenport, Abijah Blodget and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel H. Huntington, Jabez Williams Huntington, Abiel Case, Samuel George Andrews, Harrison Blodget, John Hall Brockway, Jairus Case, Lorenzo Burrows, Norman A. Phelps, Anson Levi Holcomb, George Smith Catlin, Waitman Thomas Willey, Lyman Trumbull, William Dean Kellogg, John Smith Phelps, William Gleason, Jr., Almon Case, James Phelps, Robert Coit, Jr., Samuel Lathrop Bronson, Abial Lathrop, Roger Wolcott and Allen Jacob Holcomb.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut; Fessenden family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Porter, B. F. — of York County, Pa. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from York County, 1869-70. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, B. J. — of Camden, Knox County, Maine. Postmaster at Camden, Maine, 1860-61. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, B. L. — Greenback candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 47th District, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Brian — of Anchorage, Alaska. Republican. Member of Alaska state house of representatives 20th District, 2001. Still living as of 2001.
  Porter, Bridgie — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Burrill, Jr. — of North Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Byron — of Texas. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1868. Burial location unknown.


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