Portus Baxter (1806 - 1868)

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Nicknames: ""The Soldier's Friend""
Birthplace: Brownington, Vermont
Death: Died in Washington DC
Cause of death: pneumonia
Occupation: politician; merchant; farmer
Managed by: ANDREW SMITH
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About Portus Baxter

Portus Baxter was a Vermont Congressman. An advocate for Civil War military members, he was nicknamed "The Soldier's Friend." Baxter moved to Derby Line, 1828. He was a successful merchant and farmer.

Baxter was elected to Congress as a Republican, 1860, serving March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1867. 
During the Civil War, Baxter traveled to Fredericksburg with his wife to nurse wounded Vermonters. 

The Civil War soldier's hospital in Burlington, Vermont was named for him, as well as Portus Baxter Park in Derby Line, Vermont.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portus_Baxter

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Portus Baxter, US Congress's Timeline

1806
December 4, 1806
Brownington, Vermont
1832
June 19, 1832
Age 25
1833
March 27, 1833
Age 26
Strafford, Vermont
1835
June 20, 1835
Age 28
Strafford, Vermont
1837
May 11, 1837
Age 30
Strafford, Vermont
1840
January 18, 1840
Age 33
Strafford, Vermont
1842
August 6, 1842
Age 35
Strafford, Vermont
1844
December 16, 1844
Age 38
Strafford, Vermont
1847
July 26, 1847
Age 40
Strafford, Vermont
1850
March 18, 1850
Age 43
Strafford, Vermont