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CHARLES A. PORTER


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"Charles A. Porter." The Philadelphia Inquirer [James Elverson] 30 Dec. 1907, 1.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1872 Republican
1873 Republican
1874 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

05/15/1839 - 12/28/1907

PORTER, Charles A., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, May 15, 1839 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; contractor; supervisor, city street department, Philadelphia (1862-1866); president, Fairmount Park Transportation Company; president, Susquehanna Coal and Iron Company; president, Woodside Real Estate Company; president, Pennsylvania Cold Storage and Market Company; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1872 term; reelected to serve 2 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1875 term; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1888); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1891-1896); not a candidate for reelection to the Senate; president, Eighth National Bank of Philadelphia (1904); died, December 28, 1907 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery, Torresdale, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.