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Encyclopedia > Peter Buell Porter

Peter Buell Porter (August 14, 1773 - March 20, 1844) was a U.S. political figure and soldier. He served as the Secretary of War between 1828 and 1829.

Preceded by:
James Barbour
United States Secretary of War
Succeeded by:
John Eaton

External links

  • PORTER, Peter Buell Bio from Congress.gov (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000446)

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Born August 14, 1773, in Salisbury, Connecticut; Peter Buell Porter graduated from Yale in 1791, studied law privately, and was admitted to the bar in 1793.
Porter was then appointed a canal commissioner in 1811 and served as a major general in the New York Volunteers (1812-1815).
Porter ran unsuccessfully for the governorship of New York in 1817 but became regent of the State University of New York from 1824 to 1830.
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