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Claude R. Porter


Posted By: Mary (email)
Date: 11/2/2009 at 08:48:57


Claude R. Porter the son of George D. and Anna Rodman Porter was born in Moulton, Iowa July 8, 1872. After graduating at the Centerville High School he spent one year of study at Parsons College at Fairfield, Iowa. He then decided upon the legal profession as his life work, and after studying under his father for a time; attended the St. Louis Law School for one year, and was admitted to the Iowa State Bar in October of 1883. He has since carried on a high class
practice in Centerville.

As an evidence of his popularity and eminent fitness for important positions in county and state, it is only necessary to give the offices he has held in the gift of the people.

Although like his father he was an ardent Democrat; in 1885 he in his county, which is Republican, elected him as a representative to the Lower House, and choose him again in 1897; while in 1899 he was made State Senator from the district consisting of Appanoose and Davis counties, which is a Republican District, and in 1902 he was elected County Attorney of Appanoose County.

Fraternally he is a member of the Masonic Order and the Knights of Phthias, and in religion is a Presbyterian. In 1899 his marriage was celebrated to Miss Maude L. Boutin of Centerville, and they have one son George.


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