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Albert Gallatin Porter

Albert Gallatin Porter, governor of Indiana, congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Indiana, 36th-37th congresses, 1859-1863.

Background

  • Porter, Albert Gallatin was born on April 20, 1824 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States. Son of Thomas and Miranda (Tousey) Porter.

  • Education

    • Graduate Asbury College (now DePauw University), 1843. Read law under John C. Spooner.

    Career

    • Admitted to Indiana bar, 1845. Wrote digests of supreme court opinions for Indianapolis Journal. Attorney of Indianapolis, 1851-1853.

      Reporter Indiana Supreme Court, 1853-1856. City councilman Indianapolis, 1857-1859. Member United States House of Representatives from Indiana, 36th-37th congresses, 1859-1863.

      Head law firm including Fishback and Benjamin Harrison, 1863-1877. 1st comptroller of the United States Treasury (appointed by President Hayes), 1878-1880. Governor Indiana, 1881-1885.

      Nominated Benjamin Harrison for President United States, Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1888. United States minister to Italy, 1889-1891.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Indiana, 36th-37th congresses, 1859-1863.

    Connections

    • Married Minerva Brown, November 30, 1846. Married second, Cornelia Stone, January 5, 1881.
    • father: Thomas Porter
    • mother: Miranda (Tousey) Porter
    • spouses: Minerva Brown
    • Cornelia Stone
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    Died March 3, 1897
    (aged 72)
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