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John Edward Porter

congressman , lawyer , lobbyist

John Edward Porter, American lobbyist, lawyer, former congressman. Bar: Illinois 1961, District of Columbia 2005, United States Supreme Court 1968, United States Court Federal Claims. Trustee emeritus John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; Member of Institute Medicine, Inter-American Dialogue, Council Foreign Relations.

Background

Porter, John Edward was born on June 1, 1935 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry H. and Beatrice V.P. Porter.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1957. Juris Doctor with distinction, University Michigan, 1961. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Northwestern University.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Tufts University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mount Sinai School Medicine. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Oregon Health Sciences University.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Howard University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rush University.

Career

Honor law graduate attorney Appellate Division United States Department Justice, Washington. Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1973—1979, United States Congress from 10th Illinois District, 1980—2001. Partner Hogan Lovells LLP (formerly Hogan & Hartson), Washington, since 2001.

Founder, co-chairman Congressional Human Rights Caucus. Chairman Public Broadcasting Service, Research! America. Vice chair Foundation for National Institutes of Health.

Trustee Brookings Institute. Member Council on Foreign Relations, Institute Medicine, Bretton Woods Committee. Board member National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

Former board member Research and Development Corporation, Population Resource Center.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1961, District of Columbia 2005, United States Supreme Court 1968, United States Court Federal Claims.

Membership

Trustee emeritus John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Member of Institute Medicine, Inter-American Dialogue, Council Foreign Relations.

Connections

5 children.

father:
Harry H.

mother:
Beatrice V.P. Porter