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William Luther Porter, American lawyer, financial executive.


Porter, William Luther was born on May 23, 1918 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of James A. and Anna (Foster) Porter.


Bachelor of Science, American U., 1949, Bachelor of Laws, 1954, Juris Doctor, 1968.


Accountant, auditor Smith & Davis, Washington, 1945-1947. Senior partner Porter, Adams & Cramer, Washington, 1947-1948. Agent Internal Revenue Service, Washington, 1948-1959.

Senior accountant Bachelor of Medicine Hariton & Company, Washington, 1959-1966. Commissioner District of Columbia Public Service Commission, Washington, 1966-1970. Treasurer Center for Community Change, Washington, 1970-1972.

Professor accounting Washington Technology Institute, 1970-1971. Partner Lucas, Tucker & Company Certified Public Accountants’s, Washington, 1971-1975. Financial adviser Jamaica Public Utilities Commission, Kingston, Jamaica, 1971-1975.

Consultant Potomac Electric Power Company, 1973-1975. Vice president, general counsel Marine Services Ltd., 1973-1975. Chairman Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, Washington, 1968-1970.

Member District of Columbia Mayor’s Economics Development Committee. Vice chairman District of Columbia Board Higher Education. Board directors Washington Home Rule Committee Inc., Interracial Council Business Opportunity.

Board directors District of Columbia chapter American Red Cross treasurer Greater Washington Ednl. Telecommunications Association.


Member District of Columbia Mayor’s Economics Development Committee. Member Democratic Central Committee, 1964-1966. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1944.

Certified Public Accountants, District of Columbia. Member American, District of Columbia (secretary) insts. Certified Public Accountants’s, Washington Bar Association, American Association University Professors, Association Practicing Certified Public Accountants’s, Urban League, National Association Regulatory Utility Commissioners, International Platform Association, Metropolitan Washington Board Trade, National Association State Bds.

Accounting, Brookings Institution, Omega Psi Phi. Clubs: Pigskin.


Married Mae C. Hill, June 27, 1942.

James A. Porter

Anna (Foster) Porter

Mae C. Hill