Augustus Seymour Porter
|Augustus S. Porter|
|United States Senator
January 20, 1840 – March 4, 1845
|Preceded by||Lucius Lyon|
|Succeeded by||Lewis Cass|
|Mayor of Detroit|
|Preceded by||Henry Howard|
|Succeeded by||Asher B. Bates|
January 18, 1798|
Canandaigua, New York
|Died||September 18, 1872
Niagara Falls, New York
|Alma mater||Union College|
He was born in Canandaigua, New York, the nephew of Peter Buell Porter and attended Canandaigua Academy. He graduated from Union College, in Schenectady, New York, in 1818, studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Detroit, Michigan. He was treasurer of the Michigan Pioneer Society in 1837. He became the recorder of Detroit in 1830 and was mayor of Detroit in 1838. He resigned as mayor to run for the Senate, and was succeeded as mayor by Asher B. Bates.
He was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate, and served from January 20, 1840 until March 4, 1845. He did not run for reelection in 1844. He was chairman of the Committee on Roads and Canals, 1841–1845, and was on the Committee on Enrolled Bills, 1841–1843.
- United States Congress. "Augustus Seymour Porter (id: P000437)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- "The Political Graveyard". Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Michigan
Served alongside: John Norvell, William Woodbridge
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