Porter, Alexander, 1785-1844

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Dates:
Birth 1785-06-24
Death 1844-01-13

Biographical notes:

Alexander Porter (1785-1844) was a resident of Louisiana with a 30-year political career. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, he emigrated to the United States in 1801, and in 1807 settled in Attakapas, Louisiana, to practice law. He was made delegate to the Louisiana State Convention (1812), elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives (1816-1818), appointed to the Louisiana Supreme Court (1821-1833), and elected to the United States Senate (1833-1837). He resigned from the Senate due to ill health. In 1837, Porter finished building Oaklawn Manor, a sugar plantation in Franklin, Louisiana.

From the description of Alexander Porter papers, 1811-1879 (bulk 1839-1844, 1879). (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70781873

From the description of Alexander Porter letter, 1833. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 303652906

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Subjects:

  • Cholera
  • Slaveholders
  • Slaves
  • Free African Americans
  • Slave trade
  • Plantations

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Oaklawn Manor (La.) (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • Louisiana--Saint Mary Parish (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)