US Con -Porter, Albert Gallatin - U.S. Congressman, IN

Albert Gallatin Porter:
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Born: April 20, 1824
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Birthplace:
Lawrenceburg Indiana
Father:
Captain Thomas Porter 1789 – 1854
Mother:
Miranda “Mira” Tousey 1803 – 1840
1st​ Wife: Minerva Virginia Brown 1824 – 1875
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)
Married: November 20, 1846
2nd​ Wife: Cornelia Stone 1834 – 1885
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)
Married: January 5, 1881

Children:
Albert B. Porter 1864 – 1909
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)

Political Party:
Until – 1856: Member of Democratic Party
1856 – 1897: Member of Republican Party

Education:

Attended Preparatory Department of Hanover College in Indiana.
1843: Graduated from Indiana Asbury University

Occupation before War:
1845 – 1851: Attorney in Indianapolis Indiana
1851 – 1853: City Attorney for the City of Indianapolis Indiana
1853 – 1857: Reporter for Indiana State Supreme Court
1857 – 1859: Attorney in Indianapolis Indiana
Organizer of Marion County Indiana Republican Party
1857 – 1859: Member of Indianapolis Indiana City Council
1859 – 1863: United States Congressman from Indiana
1859 – 1863: Member of House Judiciary Committee

Civil War Career:
1859 – 1863: United States Congressman from Indiana
1859 – 1863: Member of House Judiciary Committee
1861 – 1863: Member of House Manufactures Committee
He investigated the Railroads during his term in Congress.
1862: Declined to be a candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress.
1863 – 1878: Attorney in Indianapolis Indiana

Occupation after War:
1863 – 1878: Attorney in Indianapolis Indiana
1876: Declined Nomination to run for Governor of Indiana
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1878 – 1880: First Comptroller of United States Treasury
1881 – 1885: Governor of Indiana
1885 – 1889: Attorney in Indianapolis Indiana
1888: Indiana Delegate Republican Party National Convention
1888: Nominated his old Law Partner Benjamin Harrison.
1888: Declined Nomination to run for Governor of Indiana
1889 – 1892: United States Minister to Italy
1892 – 1897: Worked on a History of Indiana Book he never finished.


Died:
May 3, 1897
Place of Death: Indianapolis Indiana
Cause of Death: Cellulitis
Age at time of Death: 73 years old
Burial Place: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana



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Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
His third nomination to Congress was declined primarily because of the position's poor salary. He returned to Indianapolis where he became head of a law firm. His law partner was future president Benjamin Harrison.
 
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