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actor , director , Producer

Robert Huffard Porterfield, American producer, director, actor. Recipient Antoinette Perry award for outstanding contribution to theatre, 1948; named first citizen of Abingdon, 1957; Medal of Honor, Virginians Maryland, Inc., 1962.

Background

Porterfield, Robert Huffard was born on December 21, 1905 in Austinville, Virginia, United States. Son of William Breckenridge and Daisy (Huffard) Porterfield.

Education

Student of University Va.

Career

Director Barter Theatre of Virginia, Abingdon, 1932. President Martha Washington Inn Corporation, Abingdon, from 1955. Producer The Hill Between, 1938.

Officer Virginia Care Committee, 1958-1959. Director American National.

Membership

Served as private motion picture unit, United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member National Trust for History Preservation United States, Washington County (Virginia) History Society, Old Abingdon Association, Virginia Highlands Cotillion Society, First Families of Virginia Society, Kappa Alpha, Omega Delta Kappa.

Connections

father:
William Breckenridge Porterfield

mother:
Daisy (Huffard) Porterfield