The Road to Civil War

Albert G. Porter

(20 April, 1824 -- 3 May, 1897) Porter was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Porter studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. Porter served as Indianapolis City Attorney from 1851 to 1853, reporter of the Indiana Supreme Court from 1853 to 1857, and member of the city council from 1857 to 1859. Porter was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-Sixth and Thirty-Seventh Congresses serving from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1863. Porter then returned to the practice of law before being appointed First Comptroller of the Treasury from 1878 to 1880. Porter was Governor of Indiana from 1881 to 1885. Subsequently, Porter participated as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888 and served as United States Minister to Italy from 1889 to 1892. Porter died in Indianapolis in 1897. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Indiana Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display].

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