Timothy H. Porter

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Timothy Hopkins Porter (November 28, 1785 Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut - December 16, 1845 Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

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He was the son of Dr. Timothy Porter (1735–1792) and Margaret (Skinner) Porter (1739–1813). He completed preparatory studies. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Hamilton, New York (now the City of Olean). On November 8, 1811, he married Lucy Moore, and they had twelve children.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Allegany and Steuben Co.) in 1816 and 1816–17. He was First Judge of the Cattaraugus County Court from 1817 to 1820. He was a member of the New York State Senate (8th D.) in 1823. He was District Attorney of Cattaraugus County from 1824 to 1827. In 1824, he was elected a presidential elector, but did not attend the meeting of the New York Electoral College, and William Mann, of Schoharie County was appointed to fill the vacancy.

Porter was elected as an Adams candidate to the 19th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1827. He was again a member of the State Senate (8th D.) from 1828 to 1831, sitting in the 51st, 52nd, 53rd and 54th New York State Legislatures; and of the State Assembly (Cattaraugus Co.) in 1838 and 1840.

He was buried at the Mount View Cemetery in Olean.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
new district
New York State Senate
Eighth District (Class 1)

1823
Succeeded by
James McCall
Preceded by
James McCall
New York State Senate
Eighth District (Class 1)

1828 - 1831
Succeeded by
John Birdsall
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Woods
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

1825 - 1827
Succeeded by
John Magee