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Lawyer

Paul Aldermandt Porter, American lawyer. member Federal Communication Commission and designated chairman 1944; Member President’s Commission Campaign Costs, 1961-1962.; Member National Press Association, Federal Communications, Kentucky bar associations, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta.

Background

Porter, Paul Aldermandt was born on October 6, 1904 in Joplin, Missouri, United States. Son of John Jay and Dolly (Carpenter) Porter.

Education

Educated Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1923-1926, Doctor of Laws, 1945. U. Kentucky Law College, 1926-1929.

Career

June 1956); children—Betsy Gilman, Ann Dinsmoor. Married second, Kathleen Winsor, June 26, 1956. Newspaper reporter; city editor Lexington (Kentucky) Herald, 1926-1929.

In practice of law, central Kentucky, 1928-1929. Editor Mangum (Oklahoma) Daily News and LaGrange (Georgia) News, 1929-1932. Special counsel Department Agriculture, 1932-1937.

Washington counsel, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1937-1942. Lecturer on administrative law Law. College of Catholic U., Washington, 1941-1959.

Deputy administrator in charge rent div. OPA, 1942-1943; associate administrator War Food Administration. Associate director Office Economics Stabilization, July 1943-February 1944.

Campaign publicity director Democratic National Committee, 1944. Appointed member Federal Communication Commission and designated chairman 1944. Appointed administrator OPA, 1946.

Appointed chief American Economics Mission to Greece with rank of ambassador, December 1946. In practice law, with firm Arnold & Porter, Washington. Rank of ambassador, as United States representative on Palestine Conciliation commission, July 1949.

Membership

Member Federal Communication Commission and designated chairman 1944. Member President’s Commission Campaign Costs, 1961-1962. Member National Press Association, Federal Communications, Kentucky bar associations, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta.

Connections

Married Bessie Edgar Benton, June 14, 1930 (divorced June 1956).; married second, Kathleen Winsor, June 26, 1956. Children: Betsy Gilman, Ann Dinsmoor.

father:
John Jay Porter

mother:
Dolly (Carpenter) Porter

spouses:
Bessie Edgar Benton

Kathleen Winsor

children:
Betsy Gilman Porter

Ann Dinsmoor Porter