Peter Buel Porter
Niagara Falls, NY
In 1802 he served as a State Representative, a position he would hold again in 1828. From 1809 until 1813, and again in 1815 and 1816 he represented the state of New York in the U.S. Congress. While in Congress, Porter made a speech in favor of national support for the construction of the Erie Canal and was appointed by the New York legislatiure in 1810 to a commission ...
Secretary of War 1828-1829
Secretary of State (NY) 1815-1816
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Andrews, H.P. The Descendants of John Porter of Windsor, Conn. 1635-9. Saratoga Springs: G.W. Bull, Book and Job Printer, 1893.
Robinson, C.M. "The Life of Judge Augustus Porter" Buffalo Historical Society Publications, v. 7, 1904.
Grande, Joseph A. “The Political Career of Peter Buell Porter, 1797-1829.” Ph.D. diss., University of Notre Dame, 1971.
Roland, Daniel Dean. ‘’Peter Buell Porter and Self-Interest in American Politics.” Ph.D. diss., Claremont Graduate School, 1990.
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