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

  Porter, O. S. — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state senate 10th District, 1872-73; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 10, 1881-82; mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1885-87, 1889-90. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Oliver — Democrat. Candidate for New York state senate 22nd District, 1871. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, P. G. — of Olathe, Johnson County, Kan. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Paul — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state senate 13th District, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Paul (1907-2002) — of Quincy, Branch County, Mich. Born in 1907. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968 (alternate), 1980; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1972, 1976; member of Michigan state house of representatives 41st District, 1975-78; defeated, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1978, 1980; candidate for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1982. Died in 2002 (age about 95 years). Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Paul A. — of Kentucky. Democrat. Member, Federal Communications Commission, 1944-46; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1944-46. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Pearl — of LaMoure, LaMoure County, N.Dak. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Percy M. — of Mapleton, Aroostook County, Maine. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives from Aroostook County, 1919-20. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Perry — of Miami, Ottawa County, Okla. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Peter Augustus (1827-1864) — also known as Peter A. Porter — of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Black Rock (now part of Buffalo), Erie County, N.Y., July 17, 1827. Member of New York state assembly from Niagara County 2nd District, 1862; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Episcopalian. Killed by enemy gunshot while leading troops in battle, Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Va., June 3, 1864 (age 36 years, 322 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Buell Porter and Letitia Preston (Breckinridge) Porter (1786-1831); married, March 30, 1852, to Mary Cabell Breckinridge (1826-1854; granddaughter of John Breckinridge); married, November 9, 1859, to Josephine Morris (1832-1892); father of Peter Augustus Porter; nephew of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr., John Cabell Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Cabell, Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Edward Carrington Cabell, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Frederick Dent Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr. and Earle Cabell; second cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin of John William Leftwich; 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; 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: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Porter, Peter Augustus (1853-1925) — also known as Peter A. Porter — of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., October 10, 1853. Banker; newspaper editor; village president of Niagara Falls, New York, 1878; member of New York state assembly from Niagara County 2nd District, 1886-87; U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1907-09. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., December 15, 1925 (age 72 years, 66 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Cabell (Breckinridge) Porter (1826-1854) and Peter Augustus Porter; married 1887 to Alice Adele Taylor (1853-1934); grandson of Peter Buell Porter; grandnephew of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; great-grandson of John Breckinridge; second great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin once removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr., John Cabell Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell, Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin four times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin of Ulysses Simpson Grant, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Frederick Dent Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr. and Earle Cabell; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington and Henry Scudder; fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Lancelot Phelps, Theodore Davenport, Asa H. Otis, Abijah Blodget, Benjamin Nicoll Huntington and Alvred Bayard Nettleton.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Porter, Peter Buell (1773-1844) — also known as Peter B. Porter — of Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y.; Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., August 4, 1773. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1801-02, 1828 (Ontario and Steuben counties 1801-02, Erie County 1828); U.S. Representative from New York, 1809-13, 1815-16 (15th District 1809-13, 21st District 1815-16); general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; fought a duel with Gen. Alexander Smyth; secretary of state of New York, 1815-16; candidate for Governor of New York, 1817; U.S. Secretary of War, 1828-29. Died in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., March 20, 1844 (age 70 years, 229 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Porter (1730-1825) and Abigail (Buell) Porter (1734-1797); brother of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849); married, October 16, 1818, to Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; daughter of John Breckinridge; sister of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; widow of Alfred William Grayson); father of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); uncle of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872) and Peter Buell Porter, Jr.; grandfather 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 congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Porter, Peter Buell, Jr. (1806-1871) — also known as Peter B. Porter, Jr. — of Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y., March 17, 1806. Member of New York state assembly from Niagara County, 1838-41. Died in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., June 15, 1871 (age 65 years, 90 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Jane (Howell) Porter (1779-1841); half-brother of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872); nephew of Nathaniel Woodhull Howell (1770-1851) and Peter Buell Porter; first cousin of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin once removed of Nathaniel Woodhull Howell (1830-1916) and 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).
  Epitaph: "Faithful to his friends, charitable toward all, he died in Christian hope."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Porter, Preston B. — of Darien, Fairfield County, Conn. First selectman of Darien, Connecticut, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Price See D. Price Porter
  Porter, Reuben — of Sutton, Merrimack County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 8th District, 1834-36. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Richard B. — of Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Democrat. Postmaster at Ogden, Utah, 1934-45 (acting, 1934-35). Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Richard D. — also known as Dick Porter — of California. Reform candidate for U.S. Representative from California 22nd District, 1996, 1998, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Porter, Robert — of Graham (now Bluefield), Tazewell County, Va. Republican. Postmaster at Graham, Va., 1890-93. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Robert G. — of Ferndale, Oakland County, Mich. Mayor of Ferndale, Mich., 2003. Still living as of 2003.
  Porter, Robert W. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Porter, Royal H. — of Keene, Cheshire County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 9th District, 1876-78. Burial location unknown.


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