Porter, William Henry
Porter, William Henry an American divine of some note, was born at Rye, New Hampshire, in 1817, and was educated at Yale College, class of 1841. After having studied theology he became pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Litchfield, N. J., in 1845. In 1851 he united with the Swedenborgians, and took a pastorate at Boston, Mass. He died at Roxbury, Mass., in 1861. He published, Commons and Scriptural Proverbs Compared (Bost. 1845, 12mo): — The Heavenly Union, or New Jerusalem on Earth (1850, 12mo).