Henry Kirke Porter
|Died||April 10, 1921 (aged 80)|
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 to 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 to 1905 as an Independent Republican.
He continued as President of H.K. Porter, Inc. until his death at age 81 in Washington, D.C., and was buried in the Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
- United States Congress. "Henry Kirke Porter (id: P000441)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-14
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