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John Edward Porter

John Edward PorterBorn: 1-Jun-1935
Birthplace: Evanston, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Illinois, 1980-2001

Military service: US Army Reserve (1958-64)

Won special election to fill Abner J. Mikva's seat, who had resigned to become a US District Judge. Notoriously, Porter and his wife were strip-searched by the KGB during a trip to Russia in 1982.

Wife: (div.)
Wife: Kathryn Cameron Porter

    High School: Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL (1953)
    University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (one year)
    University: BS and BA, Northwestern University (1957)
    Law School: JD, University of Michigan Law School (1961)

    US Congressman, Illinois 10th (22-Jan-1980 to 3-Jan-2001)
    Illinois State House of Representatives (1973-79)
    Hogan & Hartson Partner
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting Vice Chairman
    American Heart Association Board Member
    American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Honorary Committee
    Bretton Woods Committee
    Brookings Institution Board Member
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Kennedy Center Trustee Emeritus
    National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Board Member
    RAND Corporation Trustee
    Research!America Executive Committee
    Science Debate 2008
    Trust for America's Health Advisory Board
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)

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