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Helen Viney Porter (MRS. Lewis M. Porter JR.)

Helen Viney Porter, American lawyer. Bar: Indiana and Illinois 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award University Louisville School of Law, 1986, President's award National Association of Women Lawyers, 1985.


  • Porter, Helen Viney was born on September 7, 1935 in Logansport, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Charles Lowry Viney and Florence Helen (Kunkel) V.

  • Education

    • AB, Indiana University, 1957. Juris Doctor, University Louisville, 1961.


    • Attorney office chief counsel Midwest regional office, Internal Revenue Service, Chicago, 1961-1973;associate regional attorney litigation center, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Chicago, 1973-1974;practice in, Northbrook, Illinois, 1974-1979, 80-86;partner, Porter & Andersen, Chicago, 1979-1980;partner, Porter & Porter, Northfield, Illinois, since 1986. Lecturer Law in American Foundation, Chicago, summer, 1973, 74. Associate professor No Ill College Law (formerly Lewis U. College Law), Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1975-1979.


    Lecturer women's rights and federal taxation to bar associations, civic groups. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Illinois State Bar Foundation. Member Women's Bar Association Illinois (president 1972-1973), American Bar Association (chairman standing committee gavel awards 1983-1985, board editors journal.

    1984-1990, member standing committee association communications 1990-1993), Federal Bar Association (president Chicago chapter 1974-1975), Illinois Bar Association (assembly delegate 1972-1978), National Association Women Lawyers (president 1973-1974).


    • Married Lewis Morgan Porter, Junior, December 26, 1966. Children: Alicia Michelle, Andrew Morgan.
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    Born September 7, 1935
    Died March 12, 2000
    (aged 64)