Charles H. Porter

Charles Howell Porter ( * June 21, 1833 in Cairo, Greene County, New York, † July 9, 1897 ) was an American politician. Between 1870 and 1873 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Porter attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law studies at the Law University at Albany and his 1854 was admitted to the bar he began in Ashland to work in this profession. During the Civil War he served in the army of the Union. During the war he settled in Norfolk ( Virginia). For a year he was legal representatives of this city. Between 1863 and 1868 he served as a prosecutor. Since 1867 Porter lived in Richmond. During this time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. During 1867 and 1868 he was a delegate at the meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Virginia.

After the re- admission of Virginia to the Union Porter was in the third electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 26 January 1870. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1873 in Congress. 1872 renounced Porter on another candidacy. As a result, he returned to his home state, where he practiced law in New York City and Beacon. He died on 9 July 1897 in his native Cairo, where he was also buried.