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Porter, C to D

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

  Porter, Mrs. C. B. — of Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine. Republican. Member of Maine Republican State Committee, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
C. F. Porter Porter, C. F. (b. 1861) — of Wilmot, Roberts County, S.Dak. Born in New Haven, Addison County, Vt., October 24, 1861. Republican. Farm implement dealer; banker; real estate business; member of South Dakota state senate 34th District, 1903-04. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Porter, C. Fred — of Iowa. Iowa state auditor, 1932-33. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, C. G. — of Springdale, Allegheny County, Pa. Burgess of Springdale, Pennsylvania, 1923. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, C. S. — of Fox Lake, Dodge County, Wis. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Carley V. — of Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952, 1960; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Carol — Democrat. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 2010. Female. Still living as of 2010.
  Porter, Charles — of Atchison, Atchison County, Kan. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles — of Hagerstown, Wayne County, Ind. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles — of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Porter, Charles — of Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Porter, Charles — of Brandon, Rankin County, Miss. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Porter, Charles A. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Philadelphia County, 1872-74. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles A. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884 (alternate), 1888, 1900; member of Pennsylvania state senate 5th District, 1891-96. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles B. — of California. Member of California state assembly, 1861-63 (8th District 1861-62, 10th District 1862-63). Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Mrs. Charles B. — of San Francisco, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles H. — of Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Republican. Mayor of Quincy, Mass., 1889. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles Howell (1833-1897) — of Virginia. Born in New York, 1833. Republican. U.S. Representative from Virginia 3rd District, 1869-73. Died in 1897 (age about 64 years). Interment at Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Porter, Charles J. — of Bethel, Fairfield County, Conn. Democrat. Postmaster at Bethel, Conn., 1886-90, 1894-98. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles J. — of Madison, Lake County, S.Dak. Republican. Postmaster at Madison, S.Dak., 1907-09. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles L. — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Whig. Postmaster at Hartford, Conn., 1841-43. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles Orlando (1919-2006) — also known as Charles O. Porter — of Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Born in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Ore., April 4, 1919. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1956 (alternate), 1964; U.S. Representative from Oregon 4th District, 1957-61; defeated, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1972. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Eugene, Lane County, Ore., January 1, 2006 (age 86 years, 272 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Porter and Ruth (Peterson) Porter; married to Priscilla Galassi (1918-2002).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Charles O. Porter: The Struggle for Democracy in Latin America, with Robert L. Alexander (1961)
  Porter, Charles R. — of Cook County, Ill. Republican. Candidate in primary for Illinois state senate 11th District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Charles W. (b. 1849) — of Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born in Hartford, Windsor County, Vt., July 11, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Vermont, 1884-90. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Chester Winfield — of North Western, Oneida County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly, 1892-93 (Oneida County 3rd District 1892, Oneida County 2nd District 1893). Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Chris L. — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Porter, Claude E. — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1949-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Claude R. (1872-1946) — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, July 8, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1896-1900; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; candidate for secretary of state of Iowa, 1898; member of Iowa state senate, 1900-04; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1906, 1910, 1918 (Democratic); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1908, 1912 (delegation chair; speaker), 1924; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, 1914-18; candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1920, 1926; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1928-46. Presbyterian. Died in Washington, D.C., August 17, 1946 (age 74 years, 40 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George D. Porter and Hannah (Rodman) Porter; married, December 27, 1899, to Maude Boutin.
  Porter, Cloyd A. — Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly 43rd District; elected 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Porter, Curtis E. — of Broome County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Broome County 2nd District, 1917. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, D. C. — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Mayor of Texarkana, Tex., 1889-90. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, D. F. — of Utah. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Utah at-large, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, D. Price — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Democrat. Postmaster at Jackson, Miss., 1893-97. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Dan D. — of Marshall, Saline County, Mo. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1940, 1944; candidate in primary for Missouri state treasurer, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Porter, Daniel — of Orange, Orange County, Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Daniel See J. Daniel Porter
  Porter, Daniel B. — of Norton Township (now Norton Shores), Muskegon County, Mich. Supervisor of Norton Township, Michigan, 1908, 1917; defeated, 1913 (Progressive), 1914, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Daniel S. — of Pennsylvania. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Daniel S. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Daniel W. — of Mound City, Holt County, Mo. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1900, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, David (1780-1843) — of Pennsylvania. Born in 1780. Served in the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812; captain of the United States frigate Essex, the the first U.S. war vessel to carry the Stars and Stripes in a naval battle, March 25, 1813; U.S. Consul General in Algiers, 1830-31; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Turkey, 1831-39; U.S. Minister to Turkey, 1839-43, died in office 1843. Died in Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey, March 3, 1843 (age about 62 years). Interment at Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Uncle of John Porter Brown and George A. Porter (1797?-?).
  Political family: Porter family of Ohio.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Porter, David — of Missouri. Delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 18th District, 1845-46. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, David — U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to Mexico, 1859. Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Porter, David — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga. Born in Maryland. U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1873-77. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, David — Constitution candidate for U.S. Senator from Hawaii, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Porter, David — of Travis County, Tex. Republican. Texas railroad commissioner; elected 2010; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Porter, David — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 8th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Porter, David F. — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1884; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, David N. — of Thompson, Windham County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Thompson; elected 1902, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, David Rittenhouse (1788-1867) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., October 31, 1788. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1819; member of Pennsylvania state senate 8th District, 1836-38; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1839-45. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., August 6, 1867 (age 78 years, 279 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Porter (1743-1813) and Elizabeth (Parker) Porter (1750-1821); brother of George Bryan Porter and James Madison Porter; married to Josephine McDermett (1802-1872); father of Horace Porter (1837-1921); granduncle of Mary Ann Todd (who married Abraham Lincoln); great-granduncle of Robert Todd Lincoln and Martha Dee Todd.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Porter, David Stewart (1909-1989) — Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 23, 1909. U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, 1966-79; took senior status 1979. Died January 5, 1989 (age 79 years, 104 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Porter, DeForest — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Mayor of Phoenix, Ariz., 1883-84, 1886-88; defeated, 1885. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Dick See Richard D. Porter
  Porter, Don — of Beloit, Mitchell County, Kan. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Don See Donald J. Porter
  Porter, Donald D. — of McMinnville, Yamhill County, Ore. Mayor of McMinnville, Ore., 1981-83. Still living as of 1983.
  Porter, Donald J. (1921-2003) — also known as Don Porter — of Chamberlain, Brule County, S.Dak. Born March 24, 1921. Democrat. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 5th District, 1955-56; justice of South Dakota state supreme court 3rd District, 1977-79. Died February 17, 2003 (age 81 years, 330 days). Burial location unknown.
  Porter, DuBose (b. 1953) — of Dublin, Laurens County, Ga. Born October 2, 1953. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1983-2010; candidate in primary for Governor of Georgia, 2010; Georgia Democratic state chair, 2013-. Still living as of 2015.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Porter, Dwight Johnson (1916-2006) — also known as Dwight J. Porter — Born in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Okla., April 12, 1916. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, 1965-70. Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif., June 4, 2006 (age 90 years, 53 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married to Adele Ritchie (1917-1997).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial


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