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 James Madison Porter

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James Madison Porter Famous memorial

Birth
Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
11 Nov 1862 (aged 69)
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID
8142039 View Source

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. During the War of 1812 he served as a Colonel in the Pennsylvania Militia, and commanded the garrison at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, he was one of the main founders of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he served as a law professor. In 1843 he was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as United States Secretary of War, an office he held until January 1844.

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. During the War of 1812 he served as a Colonel in the Pennsylvania Militia, and commanded the garrison at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, he was one of the main founders of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he served as a law professor. In 1843 he was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as United States Secretary of War, an office he held until January 1844.

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h/o Eliza (Michler) Porter


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 30 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8142039
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8142039/james-madison-porter: accessed ), memorial page for James Madison Porter (6 Jan 1793–11 Nov 1862), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8142039, citing Easton Cemetery, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.