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Albert Gallatin Porter

Governor of Indiana , congressman

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