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Porter, Miles

House 1913-14 (District 11)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Blue Earth

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/7/1873
Birth Place: Ceresco Township, Minnesota
Birth County: Blue Earth
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 7/19/1919
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Mankato
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer/Former Hardware Business

EDUCATION

Mankato Normal School; College Graduate;
Studied Law; Admitted to Practice, 1908

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/Aldermen: Vernon Center, Minnesota (Village Council, President, 5 terms); 1??? to 1???
Municipal Attorney: Mankato, Minnesota (City Attorney, 1 term); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Margaret Lovell (married on November 9, 1904; she died on June 19, 1937)
Children: Six children (4 while in office): Stella Margaret, Mary Joyce, and Barbara Ellen (daughters); Charles Francis (son); (2 born after he left office): Patricia Jean (daughter); Miles Gordon (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Frank Clague  - Brother-in-Law
Lewis Porter, Jr.  - First Cousin Once Removed

GENERAL NOTES

He died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota and was buried in Vernon Center Cemetery, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.

Birth date, death date, death place, burial place, wedding photo year, and family data provided by his grandson.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

38th Legislative Session (1913-1914)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 11
Elected: 11/5/1912
Residence: Mankato
Term of Office: 1/7/1913 to 1/4/1915
Counties Represented: Blue Earth
Occupation: Lawyer/Former Hardware Business
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Claims (Chair)
  • Corporations Other Than Municipal
  • Crimes and Punishment
  • Elections
  • Judiciary
  • Transportation
Photographs
Miles and Margaret Porter (1904 Wedding Photo) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database
Miles Porter (ca. 1888) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database