PORTER & THOMPSON. David E. PORTER, the senior partner of this
law firm, was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 16, 1872, son of Perry and
Electa (TRULL) PORTER. Perry PORTER is a veteran of the Civil war, and
prominent G. A. R. man and citizen of West Burke. David E. removed to Burke
with his father's family in early childhood, and completed his education
at St. Johnsbury academy; from which he graduated in the class of 1892.
Soon afterwards he began reading law in the office of BATES & MAY,
attended the law department of the University of Michigan, from which he
graduated and where he was admitted to the bar in 1894; he returned to
Vermont and resumed his legal studies with BATES & MAY and was admitted
to the bar of Vermont at the October term, 1895.
In 1896 he became a partner of the law firm of FARNHAM & PORTER,
which continued three years. He was appointed referee in bankruptcy in
July, 1898, and reappointed two years later, but resigned December 1, 1900,
when he assumed the duties of state's attorney of Caledonia county, a position
which he creditably filled for two years.
He married, in October, 1902, Miss Amelia WOLFF of New Haven, Connecticut,
and they have one child, Isabelle Wolfe PORTER. The firm of PORTER &
THOMPSON was formed April 2, 1902, and is centrally located in Republican
block, where they occupy a commodious suite of rooms. They have one of
the best and most extensive law libraries in northern Vermont, and the
prospects of the firm are very good. Both partners are good practical lawyers
and have been admitted to practice in the district and circuit courts of
the United States.
Frank D. THOMPSON, son of Judge L. H. and Eliza (DUTTON) THOMPSON,
was born in Irasburg, Vermont, April 9, 1876. He was educated in the public
schools of Irasburg, and at St. Johnsbury academy, from which he graduated
in 1894. He spent one year in the University of Vermont. He began reading
law with Judge W. P. STAFFORD in 1896 and graduated at the Boston university
Law school in 1899. He married Mabel A., daughter of Hon. W. W. MILES of
Source: Successful Vermonters,
William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company,
1904, page 61-62.
by Tom Dunn