Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Porter, Charles Howell

Porter, Charles Howell, a Representative from Virginia; born in Cairo, Greene County, N.Y., June 21, 1833; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from the law university at Albany, N.Y., in 1853; was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in Ashland, Greene County, N.Y.; during the Civil War entered the Union Army in 1861 as a member of the First Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles; was in Fortress Monroe, Va., during the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac; settled in Norfolk, Va.; served as city attorney for one year; Commonwealth attorney 1863-1867; moved to Richmond, Va., in 1867; member of the constitutional convention of Virginia in 1867 and 1868; upon the readmission of Virginia to representation was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses and served from January 26, 1870, to March 3, 1873; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1872; engaged in the practice of law in New York City and Beacon, N.Y.; died in Cairo, N.Y., July 9, 1897; interment in Cairo Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Porter, Charles Howell," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1693 Original Sources, accessed August 25, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PW99DX472SZT44H.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Porter, Charles Howell." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1693, Original Sources. 25 Aug. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PW99DX472SZT44H.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Porter, Charles Howell' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1693. Original Sources, retrieved 25 August 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PW99DX472SZT44H.