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Washington Tullis Porter, American lawyer. Member Board of Aldermen, Cincinnati, 1880-1884; Mason.

Background

Porter, Washington Tullis was born on February 22, 1850 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Son of James and Margaret (Tullis) Porter.

Education

Graduate Chickering Institute, 1868. Bachelor of Laws, Law School of Cincinnati College, 1871.

Career

Practiced, since 1871. Admitted to bar Supreme Court of the United States, 1918. Attorney, 1873-1908, of trustees of Cincinnati Southern Railway, and appointed trustee of same railway for life, 1908.

Elected president of the board of trustees same railway, 1929. Member of the board of Law Examiners, Ohio, 1886-1891, 1903-1908.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

Membership

Member Board of Aldermen, Cincinnati, 1880-1884.

Connections

Married Flora Robinson, December 20, 1871 (died 1915). Children: Edward A. F. (deceased), Howard R., Forrest B., Mistress Lilian Mirick, Fletcher D. (deceased), Washington T. (deceased).

father:
James Porter

mother:
Margaret (Tullis) Porter

spouse:
Flora Robinson

child:
Fletcher D. Porter (deceased)

child:
Washington T. Porter (deceased)

child:
Edward A. F. Porter (deceased)

child:
Forrest B. Porter

child:
Mistress Lilian Mirick Porter

child:
Howard R. Porter