Mr. Porter was born and raised in Colorado City, Texas. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant, serving as a flight instructor and flight engineer. After the end of the war, Mr. Porter completed his legal studies at the University of Texas, and began his law practice in San Angelo in 1951.
Mr. Porter served for many years as a director of Southwest Bank, as trustee of the F V Hall Jr & Marylou Hall Childrens Crisis Foundation, and was very active in the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd.
His clients included banks, ranchers, farmers, and other local businesses.
Mr. Porter was intensely loyal to God, his country, his family, his law partners, and his clients.
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1951