Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I249889
  • Name: Peter Augustus PORTER , Jr.
  • RELA: 6th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 OCT 1853 in Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., NY
  • GRAD: 1874 Yale College
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1907 AND 3 MAR 1909
  • Death: 15 DEC 1925 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
  • Note:
    PORTER, Peter Augustus, (grandson of Peter Buell Porter), a Representative from New York; born at Niagara Falls, N.Y., October 10, 1853; taught by private teachers; attended St. Paul's Schools, Concord, N.H., 1865-1871 and was graduated from Yale College in 1874; engaged in banking and was an extensive landowner; president of the village of Niagara Falls, N.Y., in 1878; member of the State assembly in 1886 and 1887; elected as an Independent Republican to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); declined to be a candidate for renomination; engaged in the study and writing of history of the Niagara frontier; died in Buffalo, N.Y., December 15, 1925; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Peter Augustus PORTER b: 14 JUL 1827 in Black Rock, Erie Co., NY
    Mother: Mary Cabell BRECKINRIDGE b: 6 APR 1828 in Fayette Co., KY

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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