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Lewis Broughton Porterfield Edit Profile

naval officer.

Lewis Broughton Porterfield, American naval officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Italian War Cross. Member Society of Cincinnati.

Background

Porterfield, Lewis Broughton was born on October 30, 1879 in Greenville, Alabama, United States. Son of James Richard and Flora McFayden (Cowart) Porterfield.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1902. Student United States Naval War College, 1924-1925.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, May 5, 1902, and advanced through grades to captain, February 16, 1925. Nominate rear admiral, December 12, 1935.

Membership

Member Society of Cincinnati. Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, Distric).

Connections

Married Maud Paxton Starke, August 5, 1908. Children: Paul Lee, Alice Starke, James Temple Starke.

father:
James Richard Porterfield

mother:
Flora McFayden (Cowart) Porterfield

spouse:
Maud Paxton Starke

children:
Paul Lee Porterfield

Alice Starke Porterfield

James Temple Starke Porterfield