Maj. George B. Porter, 3rd Territorial Governor of Michigan

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George Bryan Porter

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Territory, United States
Cause of death: Cholera
Place of Burial: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gen. Andrew Porter (Continental Army) and Elizabeth Porter
Husband of Sarah Porter
Father of Brig. Gen, Andrew Porter (USA)
Brother of Robert Porter; Elizabeth Rittenhouse Parker; Mary Porter; Charlotte Brooke Porter; David R. Porter, 9th Governor of Pennsylvania and 1 other
Half brother of Andrew Porter and William Porter

Occupation: Statesman, Major - US Army, PA State Representative, Lieutenant Colonel, (Brevet Colonel), US Army, War of 1812
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About Maj. George B. Porter, 3rd Territorial Governor of Michigan

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George Bryan Porter (February 9, 1791 - July 6, 1834), was a U.S. statesman in Pennsylvania and Michigan Territory.

He was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the brother of David Rittenhouse Porter, Pennsylvania Governor, 1839–1845, and James Madison Porter, Secretary of War, 1843–1844, and the uncle of Horace Porter, U.S. Ambassador to France, 1897 - 1905. His father, General Andrew Porter served in the U.S. Revolutionary War.

Porter was a major in the United States Army during the War of 1812. He also went to law school in Litchfield, Connecticut and had a practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania before becoming a Democratic party member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1827.

He was appointed Governor of Michigan Territory by President Andrew Jackson in 1831. He died while in office in 1834 during a cholera epidemic in Detroit, Michigan. He is interred at Elmwood Cemetery, in Detroit.

He was married to Sarah Humes of Pennsylvania, and had at least four children.

One son, General Andrew Porter, married Margarite Biddle of the famous Biddle family. During the American Civil War, he was one of the generals at the First Battle of Bull Run.

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Maj. George B. Porter, 3rd Territorial Governor of Michigan's Timeline

1791
February 1, 1791
Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
1820
July 10, 1820
Age 29
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1834
July 6, 1834
Age 43
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Territory, United States
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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States