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Encyclopedia > Alexander Porter

Alexander Porter (June 24, 1785 - January 13, 1844) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, he immigrated to the United States in 1801 with an uncle, who settled in Nashville, Tennessee. He received a limited schooling, attended the now-defunct Clemenceau College, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1807, and commenced practice in the Attakapas region of the Territory of Orleans. He was a delegate to the convention which framed the first Louisiana Constitution in 1812 and was a member of the lower branch of the Louisiana Legislature from 1816 to 1818. June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 526. ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... The Atakapas uh-TAK-uh-paws (Attakapa, Attakapas, Attacapa) are a Southwest Louisiana/Southeast Texas branch of ancient Indians who lived in the Gulf of Mexicos northwestern crescent and called themselves Ishaks (ee-SHAKS). ... Orleans Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States formed out of the first subdivision of the Louisiana Purchase. ... The Louisiana Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ...


Porter was a judge of the State supreme court from 1821 to 1833, was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Josiah S. Johnston, and served from December 19, 1833, until January 5, 1837, when he resigned due to ill health. He continued the practice of law in Attakapas and was a planter. Porter was again elected to the U.S. Senate for the term beginning March 4, 1843, but did not take his seat due to ill health; he died in Attakapas in 1844, and interment was on Oakland plantation in Franklin, Louisiana. The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Franklin is a small city located in St. ...


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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Edward Porter Alexander (1835-1910) (654 words)
Edward Porter Alexander served in twelve major battles and campaigns of the eastern theater of the Civil War.
As a Confederate captain, Alexander was first charged by Jefferson Davis to establish the Confederate States Signal Corps, a task that he performed well and that elevated his status among the officers.
In 1863 Alexander fought at Chancellorsville, and though he was instrumental in effecting Pickett's charge at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he is famous for his exchange of notes with Longstreet before the doomed charge about who would actually order it.
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