Biography of Alexander J. Porter
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Porter, Alexander J., was born at Niagara Falls, June 29, 1863, ason of the late lion. Albert Augustus Porter of that city. He received his education under private tutors and at the age of seventeen removed to Auburn, where he became manager of one of the departments of the Osborn Manufacturing Company and remained with that firm until 1888, when he returned to Niagara Falls to assume the position of treasurer of the Pettebone Paper Co., of which Maj. L. W. Pettebone is vice president, and still remains in that office. In 1888 he was appointed secretary of the Niagara Falls Power Company to succeed the original secretary, Mr. George N. Miller. and retaiued that position until 1894. Mr. Porter is a director of the Niagara Falls and Suspension Bridge Railroad Company, adirectorof the F. W. Oliver Company and vice-president and director of the Dobbie Foundry Co., and has been a trustee of the Niagara County Savings Bank since its incorporation in 1891. In June, 1894, Mr. Porter was married to Maud M., a daughter of President John W. Langmuir, of the Queen Victoria Park, Canada, and they have two children, Albert A. and Margaret J. Mr. Porter is a man of high attainments and is highly honored and respected by his fellow citizens, and well sustains the reputation of his father and the Porter family.

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