Porter, James, Dd
Porter, James, D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Middleborough, Massachusetts, March 21, 1808. In 1830 he joined the New England Conference, and served as pastor until 1856, when he was elected one of the agents of the Methodist Book Concern. From 1852-5 he was a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College; from 1855-71, a trustee of Wesleyan University; and from 1868-82, secretary of the National Temperance Society. He died April 16, 1888. He was a member of every General Conference from 1844 to 1872. He published, Camp Meetings Considered: — Chart of Life: — True Evangelist: — The Winning Worker Compendium of Methodism: — Revivals of Religion: — Hints to Self- Educated Preachers: — Christianity Demonstrated by Experienice: — Self-Reliance Encouraged: — Commonplace Book. See Simpson's Cyclopaedia of Methodism: — Appletons' Cyclop. of Amer. Biography; Minutes of Annual Conferences (Spring), 1889, page 108.