Porter, Walden

Flourished: 1841-1846 Tazewell County, Illinois

Porter was a cartwright, and in July 1840, was appointed postmaster at Mackinaw, Illinois, a position he held until 1843. Politically, Porter was a Whig.

Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, from the Thirtieth September, 1841, to the Thirtieth September, 1843 (Washington, DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1843), *547; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 17 July 1840, 2:3; 23 May 1844, 2:7; Petition of Anson G. Henry to U.S. Congress.