George Bryan Porter

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Birthday
9, 1791
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 6, 1834 (43)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1791
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 6, 1834 (43)

About

American Democratic politician who served as Governor of the Michigan Territory from 1831 until his death in 1834. He also served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Before Fame

He attended law school in Litchfield, Connecticut and practiced law in Lancaster, Pennsylvania before entering politics.

Trivia

He served as a major in the United States Army during the War of 1812.

Family Life

He was married to Sarah Humes; the couple had four children. One of his sons was a general in the First Battle of Bull Run.

Associated With

United States President Andrew Jackson appointed him to his position as governor.