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WILLIAM NEWTON PORTER


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1893-1894 Republican
1895-1896 Republican
 Counties   Westmoreland

Biography

06/22/1842 - 12/23/1918

PORTER, William Newton, a Representative from Westmoreland County; born, June 22, 1842 in Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pa.; foreman, National Locomotive Works, Connellsville, Pa. (1874-1879); newspaper editor; farmer; elected, common council, Scottdale, Pa. (1 term); elected, burgess, Scottdale (3 terms); seated as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1893 term as result of contested election, April 18, 1893; reelected to the House for the 1895 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1897 term; millwright; died, December 23, 1918 in Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Scottdale Cemetery, Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.