|Image, Congressional Pictorial Directory, 106th.
PORTER, John Edward, a Representative from Illinois; born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill.,
June 1, 1935; attended the public schools and graduated from Evanston Township
High School, 1953; attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
Mass., 1953-1954; B.S. and B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1957;
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1961; served in
United States Army Reserves, 1958-1964; was admitted to the Illinois bar in
1961; honor law graduate attorney, United States Department of Justice,
Washington, D.C., 1961-1963; private practice, Evanston, Ill., 1963-1979;
delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1996; member, Illinois general
assembly, 1973-1979; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-sixth
Congress in 1978; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth Congress by
special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United
States Representative Abner J. Mikva, and reelected to the ten succeeding
Congresses (January 22, 1980-January 3, 2001); was not a candidate for
reelection to the One Hundred Seventh Congress in 2000.