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Porter, J.

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

  Porter, J. B. — of Cabell County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1937-38. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, J. D. (d. 1907) — of Lincoln County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Lincoln County, 1895-96; member of West Virginia state senate 5th District, 1907; died in office 1907. Died in 1907. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, J. Daniel — of Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H. Republican. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Lebanon, 1956; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Lebanon; elected 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, J. Elmer — of Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944, 1948, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, J. J. — of Pennsylvania. Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, J. Ness — of Hancock County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hancock County, 1915-18; member of West Virginia state senate 1st District, 1921-24. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, J. O. — of Mulberry, Crawford County, Ark. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956. Still living as of 1956.
  Porter, J. R. — of San Marcos, Hays County, Tex. Mayor of San Marcos, Tex., 1893-95, 1900-13. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, J. W. — of Suggsville, Clarke County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Jack — of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Porter, Jack R. — of Forrest City, St. Francis County, Ark. Mayor of Forrest City, Ark., 1952-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James — of Onondaga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County, 1814-15. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James (1787-1839) — of New York. Born in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., April 18, 1787. Democrat. Member of New York state legislature, 1814; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1817-19. Died February 7, 1839 (age 51 years, 295 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Porter, James Davis, Jr. (1828-1912) — also known as James D. Porter, Jr. — of Tennessee. Born in Henry County, Tenn., December 7, 1828. Democrat. Governor of Tennessee, 1875-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1880; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, 1885-87; U.S. Minister to Chile, 1893-94. Died May 18, 1912 (age 83 years, 163 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Paris, Tenn.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Porter, James E. (1857-1946) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Cass County, Mo., August 23, 1857. Democrat. Insurance and real estate business; mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1910-13. Member, Freemasons. Died April 26, 1946 (age 88 years, 246 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Porter, James Edward — also known as James E. Porter — of Hancock County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Hancock County, 1962, 1964, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Porter, James H. — of Oakland (now part of Manchester), Hartford County, Conn. Postmaster at Oakland, Conn., 1843-44. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James H. — of Conwayboro (now Conway), Horry County, S.C. Republican. Postmaster at Conwayboro, S.C., 1881-82; Conway, S.C., 1882-91. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James H. — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from West Hartford, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James L. — of Midland, Beaver County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Midland, Pa., 1930-34 (acting, 1930). Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James Leiper — also known as James L. Porter — of Cecil County, Md. Member of Maryland state house of delegates from Cecil County, 1805-09. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James Madison (1793-1862) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., January 6, 1793. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; law professor; U.S. Secretary of War, 1843-44; member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1849. Presbyterian. Founder, in 1826, of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Died in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., November 11, 1862 (age 69 years, 309 days). Interment at Easton Cemetery, Easton, Pa.
  Presumably named for: James Madison
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Porter (1743-1813) and Elizabeth (Parker) Porter (1750-1821); brother of David Rittenhouse Porter and George Bryan Porter; married to Eliza Michler (1803-1866); uncle of Horace Porter (1837-1921); great-granduncle of Robert Todd Lincoln and Martha Dee Todd.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Porter, James P. — of Michigan. Secretary of state of Michigan, 1861-66. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James S. — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention 30th District, 1894. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James W. — of Washington County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Washington County, 1843. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, James W. (d. 1959) — Justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1948-59; died in office 1959. Died December 9, 1959. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Jeffrey — of Berrien County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 43rd District, 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Porter, Jesse E. — of West Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark. Mayor of West Helena, Ark., 1955-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Jessie C. — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Jhana — of Stafford, Stafford County, Va. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Porter, Jimmie — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Porter, John — of Lebanon, New London County, Conn. Connecticut state comptroller, 1793-1806. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1806-11. Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Porter, John (d. 1873) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Massachusetts. Lawyer; Cayuga County District Attorney, 1821-28; Cayuga County Surrogate, 1829-36; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1843-46. Died in October, 1873. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John — Republican. Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1856. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John — of Cambria County, Pa. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Cambria County, 1869-70. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Mrs. John — of Concordia, Cloud County, Kan. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  Porter, John — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John — Green. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Porter, John A. — of St. Louis, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John A. — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Queens County 1st District, 1915. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John A. — of Michigan. Socialist. Socialist Workers candidate for Wayne State University board of governors, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Porter, John B. — of Olney, Richland County, Ill. Republican. Postmaster at Olney, Ill., 1922-33. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John C. — of Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho. Mayor of Rexburg, Idaho, 1974-90. Still living as of 1990.
  Porter, John Clinton (1871-1959) — also known as John C. Porter — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, 1871. Democrat. Telegraph operator; automobile accessories business; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1929-33; defeated, 1933, 1941. Christian. Petitions for his recall as mayor were filed in 1932; petitioners, led by his political adversaries on city council, charged that "the Mayor is incompetent, inefficient and unsatisfactory" and that he "has brought ridicule and insult to Los Angeles and its citizenry by his conduct." The recall, and nine candidates who sought to replace him, was defeated. Died, of a lung and heart condition, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 27, 1959 (age about 87 years). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Porter, John D. — of Berlin, Green Lake County, Wis. Mayor of Berlin, Wis., 1861-63. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John Edward (b. 1935) — of Winnetka, Cook County, Ill.; Wilmette, Cook County, Ill. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., June 1, 1935. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Illinois, 1970; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1973-79; U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1980-2001; defeated, 1978. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Porter, John F., Jr. — of New Castle County, Del. Democrat. Candidate for Delaware state senate from New Castle County 3rd District, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John G. — of Barton County, Mo. Prohibition candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Barton County, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John J. — of Minnesota. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 17, 1862-63; member of Minnesota state senate 17th District, 1864-65. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John K. — of Coalsmouth, Va. (now St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va.). Democrat. Postmaster at Coalsmouth, Va., 1838-39. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John K. — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John L. — of Frostburg, Allegany County, Md. Mayor of Frostburg, Md., 1879-80. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John Redmond — of Douglas County, Neb. Member Nebraska territorial council, 1858-59, 1864-66. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John T. — of Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John W. — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla. Mayor of Key West, Fla., 1853-54. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John W. — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John W. — of Brunswick, Frederick County, Md. Republican. Postmaster at Brunswick, Md., 1897-1901. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, John W. (1931-2012) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., August 13, 1931. School teacher; Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1969-79; first African-American state school superintendent; president, Eastern Michigan University, 1979-89. United Church of Christ. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; Phi Delta Kappa; NAACP. Died June 27, 2012 (age 80 years, 319 days). Burial location unknown.
  The John W. Porter Education Building (opened 1999), at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, is named for him.
  Porter, Jon — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 31st District, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Porter, Jon C. (b. 1955) — of Boulder City, Clark County, Nev.; Henderson, Clark County, Nev. Born in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, May 16, 1955. Republican. Mayor, Boulder City, Nev., 1987-91; member of Nevada state senate, 1994-2002; U.S. Representative from Nevada 3rd District, 2003-; defeated, 2000. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Porter, Joseph — of Gloucester County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Gloucester County, 1827-28, 1837-38. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Joseph — of Oneida County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1894. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Josiah — of East Bloomfield, Ontario County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Ontario County 2nd District, 1849-50. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Josiah — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 19th District, 1869. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Judith M. — of Bowie, Prince George's County, Md. Republican. Postmaster at Bowie, Md., 1956-59 (acting, 1956-58). Female. Still living as of 1959.
  Porter, Julia B. — of San Francisco, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Julia May See Julia May Carson


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