James Porter (New York politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 19th district
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
|Preceded by||Victory Birdseye|
|Succeeded by||George Hall|
|Born||April 18, 1787|
|Died||February 7, 1839 (aged 51)|
Albany, New York
|Alma mater||Williams College|
James Porter (April 18, 1787 – February 7, 1839) was a United States Representative from New York. He was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts on April 18, 1787. He graduated from Williams College in 1810, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Skaneateles, New York.
Porter was a member of the New York State Assembly, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819). He was not a candidate for renomination, and resumed the practice of law. He served as surrogate of Onondaga County, then moved to Albany and served as register of the court of chancery until his death there February 7, 1839. His interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
- United States Congress. "James Porter (id: P000442)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district