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John Porter


Session Position District Party
1801-1802 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1803-1804 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
 Counties   Delaware, Philadelphia


1760 - 1833

A political partner of Michael Leib, Born,  June 18, 1760, Philadelphia, to Robert and Parthenia (Hetherington) Porter; received limited schooling but emerged as a medical doctor; elected to a four-year term to the state Senate, 1801-1805; filled Michal Leib’s vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1806-1811; selected as Prothonotary of the District Court, Philadelphia, 1811-1817; served in the same capacity for the Common Pleas Court.  He died August 1, 1833, Liverpool, England, after accompanying his cousin, merchant Andrew McDowall of Charleston, South Carolina, on a trans-Atlantic business trip.   
Poulsens American Daily Advertiser, September 4, 1833; See Letters of Administration; Philadelphia Year-1834, File 264; Book O; Page 146; also: Year-1834; File-277; Book O; Page 148; also note, his father’s will, executed in1785, notes that his father probably re-married to a “Mary;”     
1823; Shipmaster of the Greyhound