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David Stewart Porter, American federal judge. Bar: Ohio bar 1934. Past board directors Ohio Blue Cross, Dettmer Hospital, Troy; elder Presbyterian Church; Member American, Ohio, Cincinnati and Miami County bar associations, American Judicature Society.

Background

Porter, David Stewart was born on September 23, 1909 in Cincinnati. Son of Charles Hamilton and Caroline (Pemberton) Porter.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Cincinnati, 1932;Juris Doctor, U. Cincinnati, 1934.

Career

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Porter received an A.B. from the University of Cincinnati in 1932 and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1934. He was an Attorney, Legal Department, Tennessee Valley Authority from 1935 to 1936. He was in private practice in Troy, Ohio from 1936 to 1949.

He was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, Miami County, Ohio from 1949 to 1966. Porter was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Porter was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 30, 1966, to a new seat created by 80 Stat.

75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 20, 1966, and received his commission on November 3, 1966. He served as chief judge from 1977-1979. He assumed senior status on September 23, 1979.

Porter served in that capacity until his death.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ohio bar 1934.

Membership

Past board directors Ohio Blue Cross, Dettmer Hospital, Troy. Elder Presbyterian Church. Member American, Ohio, Cincinnati and Miami County bar associations, American Judicature Society.

Connections

Married Marjorie Bluett Ellis, July 26, 1956. Children by previous marriage– Mary Stewart, Margaret Lee, Elizabeth Sue.

father:
Charles Hamilton Porter

mother:
Caroline (Pemberton) Porter

spouse:
Marjorie Bluett Ellis