David Dixon Porter

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David Dixon Porter
Porter in the 1860s, during the American Civil War
Born(1813-06-08)June 8, 1813
Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedFebruary 13, 1891(1891-02-13) (aged 77)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Buried atArlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Allegiance Mexico
 United States of America
Service/branch Mexican Navy
 United States Navy
Years of service1825–1828 (Mexico)
1829–1891 (US)
RankMidshipman (Mexico)
Admiral (US)
Commands heldSuperintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy
Board of Inspection
Battles/warsMexican–American War
American Civil War
Other workIncidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885)

David Dixon Porter (June 8, 1813 – February 13, 1891) was a United States Navy admiral. Porter helped improve the Navy as the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy after significant service in the American Civil War.

He died at the age of 77 on the morning of February 13, 1891 of a heart attack.[1]

Porter is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. West, Second Admiral, pp. 335–345.
  2. "David Dixon Porter". National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2018.