Thomas Porter (Wisconsin politician)

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Thomas Porter was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. [1]

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Biography

Porter was born in what was then County Tyrone, Ireland. During the American Civil War, he served with the 30th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army.

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Political career

Porter was a member of the Assembly in 1885. Additionally, he was an alderman of Hudson, Wisconsin and a member of the county board of St. Croix County, Wisconsin. He was a Republican.

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References

  1. THE BLUE BOOK OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. Madison, Wis. 1885. p. 440.