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James Madison Porter
Birth: Jan. 6, 1793
Norristown
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1862
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

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. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Andrew Porter (1743 - 1813)
  Elizabeth Parker Porter (1750 - 1821)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Michler Porter (1803 - 1866)*
 
 Children:
  Anna M Porter (1823 - 1855)*
  Elizabeth Parker Porter (1824 - 1884)*
  Harriet Porter (1826 - 1890)*
  James Madison Porter (1833 - 1879)*
  Andrew Parker Porter (1835 - 1866)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Rittenhouse Porter Parker (1769 - 1850)**
  Charlotte Porter Brooke (1778 - 1850)*
  Harriett Porter McKeen (1788 - 1864)*
  David Rittenhouse Porter (1788 - 1867)*
  George Bryan Porter (1791 - 1834)*
  James Madison Porter (1793 - 1862)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: h/o Eliza (Michler) Porter
 
Burial:
Easton Cemetery
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 30, 2003
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James Madison Porter
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James Madison Porter
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