David Dixon Porter
United States Navy admiral (1813-1891)
David Dixon Porter (June 8, 1813 – February 13, 1891) was a United States Navy admiral. Porter helped improve the Navy as the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy after significant service in the American Civil War.
|David Dixon Porter|
|Born||June 8, 1813|
Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||February 13, 1891 (aged 77)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.|
United States of America
|Service/branch|| Mexican Navy|
United States Navy
|Years of service||1825–1828 (Mexico)|
|Commands held||Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy|
Board of Inspection
American Civil War
|Other work||Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885)|
He died at the age of 77 on the morning of February 13, 1891 of a heart attack.
Porter is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
- ↑ West, Second Admiral, pp. 335–345.
- ↑ "David Dixon Porter". National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2018.