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Timothy H. PORTER

(1840)

PORTER, Timothy H., a Representative from New York; born in New Haven, Conn., birth date unknown; completed preparatory studies; moved to New York and settled in Cattaraugus County; member of the state assembly, 1816 and 1817; county judge of Cattaraugus County, 1817-1820; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Tioga and Cattaraugus Counties in 1819 and commenced practice in Olean, N.Y.; first judge of the court of common pleas in 1819; district attorney for Cattaraugus County, 1819, 1820, and 1824; served in the state senate, 1823; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); resumed the practice of law in Olean, N.Y.; again a member of the state senate 1828-1831 and of the state assembly in 1838 and 1840; died in Olean Township, near the city of Olean, N.Y., about 1840; interment in Mount View Cemetery, Olean, N.Y.

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

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