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David Porter (1780–1843)

Porter, David. An American naval officer and diplomat; born in Boston, Feb. 1, 1780; died near Constantinople, March 3, 1843. He commanded in several naval engagements of the Tripoli war (1801–6) and the War of 1812. From 1831 to 1843 he held important diplomatic positions at Constantinople. His chief work is ‘Constantinople and its Environs’ (1835).