|Henry Kirke Porter|
November 24, 1840|
Concord, New Hampshire
April 10, 1921 (aged 80)|
Template:Otherpeople Henry Kirke Porter (November 24, 1840 – April 10, 1921) was an American businessman and Representative of the United States Congress for Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Porter was born in Concord, New Hampshire. In 1860, he graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He also helped found the YMCA that year. He attended the Newton Theological Seminary in Newton Center, Massachusetts.
He invested that money with a partner, John Y. Smith, and formed the Smith & Porter Machine works. They opened a small shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which grew to become H. K. Porter, Inc. Porter served as president of the company.
He was President of the Pittsburgh YMCA from 1868–1887, and was President of the Western Pennsylvania Institute for the Blind in 1904. He served in the United States House of Representatives in the 58th United States Congress from 1903 - 1905 as an Independent Republican.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- The Political Graveyard
- Henry Kirke Porter at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-02-14
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