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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, V. C. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, W. A. — of Higginsville, Lafayette County, Mo. Republican. Physician; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Lafayette County, 1919-24; candidate for Missouri state senate 17th District, 1924; candidate for mayor of Higginsville, Mo., 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, W. C. — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1956. Still living as of 1956.
  Porter, W. H. — of Calvin, Cavalier County, N.Dak. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Burial location unknown.
  Porter, W. L. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, W. L. — of Glasgow, Barren County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, W. M. — of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, W. M. — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, W. N. — of Westmoreland County, Pa. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Westmoreland County, 1893-96. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, W. O. — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Democrat. Mayor of Williamson, W.Va., 1919. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Wallace — of Carthage, Jasper County, Mo. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Wallace — of Haycock, Nome census area, Alaska. Democrat. Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1939-40, 1943-46. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Warren R. — of California. Republican. Presidential Elector for California, 1900; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1907-11. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Washington — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Republican. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Webster — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Wilbur F. (born c.1841) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born about 1841. Democrat. Candidate for New York state senate 18th District, 1871; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1891; candidate for Governor of New York, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Wilfred W. — Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William, Jr. — of Onondaga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County, 1837. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William — of Kernersville, Forsyth County, N.C. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Forsyth County, 1913-14. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William — of Cape May County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cape May County, 1913. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William A. — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Democrat. Postmaster at Fort Smith, Ark., 1857-59. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William A. — of Michigan. Elected () circuit judge in Michigan 46th Circuit 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Porter, William C. — People's candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William D. — of South Carolina. Democrat. Candidate for Governor of South Carolina, 1868; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William D. — of Hancock County, Ohio. Liberty candidate for Ohio state house of representatives from Hancock County, 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William David (d. 1930) — also known as William D. Porter — of Pennsylvania. Republican. Superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1919-30; died in office 1930. Died February 9, 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William E. — of Kentucky. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William E. E. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William F. — of Nebraska. Secretary of state of Nebraska, 1897-1901. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William G. — U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1907. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William G., Jr. — of Washington County, Md. Member of Maryland state house of delegates from Washington County, 1955-58. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William H. — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Mayor of Marshall, Mich., 1874-76, 1881-83, 1891-92. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William H. — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Republican. Chair of Ingham County Republican Party, 1911. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William J. — of Marysville, Union County, Ohio. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936 (alternate), 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William James (1914-1988) — also known as William J. Porter — of Massachusetts. Born in Stalybridge, England, September 1, 1914. Naturalized U.S. citizen; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Damascus, as of 1943; U.S. Consul in Nicosia, as of 1949; U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, 1962-65; South Korea, 1967-71; Canada, 1974-75; Saudi Arabia, 1975-77. Died in 1988 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Porter, William Nathaniel (1812-1867) — also known as Nathaniel Porter — of Tennessee. Born in Henry County, Tenn., December 15, 1812. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1866. With others, tried to stop the ratification of the 14th Amendment in 1866 by staying away and preventing a quorum; this tactic was not successful. Expelled from the Tennessee House a few days later. Died in Henry County, Tenn., June 11, 1867 (age 54 years, 178 days). Interment at Poplar Grove Cemetery, Henry County, Tenn.
  Porter, William R. — of Liberty (now Bedford), Bedford County, Va. Postmaster at Liberty, Va., 1819-33. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William R. — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Republican. Postmaster at San Bernardino, Calif., 1880-87. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, William S. — of Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Porter, Winfield P. — Socialist. Democratic Socialist candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1898, 1899. Burial location unknown.


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