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Peter Augustus PORTER

(1853-1925)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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