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Porter, James Madison

Born: 1793 AD
Died: 1862 AD

1793 – Born on January 6th in Selma, Pennsylvania. American politician and founder of Lafayette College.

1812 – Was a colonel in the United States Army during the war.

1813 – He was admitted to the bar.

1826 – Was an instrument in the founding of Lafayette College. He became the president of the board of trustees and a professor of jurisprudence and political economy.

1839 – Was a state court judge in Pennsylvania.

1843 – Was the United States Secretary of War.

1849 – Was a member of Pennsylvania state legislature.

1862 – Died on November 11th and was buried at Easton Cemetery, Pennsylvania.