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Porter, David Dixon

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1813-1891) US naval officer, the second to be appointed Admiral, a prominent figure in the American Civil War, later superintendent of the Naval Academy at Annapolis; of several novels published late in his life, The Adventures of Harry Marline; Or, Notes from an American Midshipman's Lucky Bag (1885) is a Lost Race tale for boys, involving Monsters of the deep and other strange encounters. [JC]

Admiral David Dixon Porter

born Chester, Pennsylvania: 8 June 1813

died Washington, District of Columbia: 13 February 1891

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