|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 31st district
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
|Preceded by||Henry Van Aernam|
|Succeeded by||Walter L. Sessions|
|Born||September 29, 1831|
Victor, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 15, 1908 (aged 76)|
Jamestown, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Lakeview Cemetery|
Jamestown, New York
|Spouse(s)||Mary Crowley Sheldon|
|Children||Ralph Crowley Sheldon|
Sheldon commenced practice in Randolph, New York, then moved to Rockford, Illinois, in 1857 and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the Illinois constitutional convention in 1861, then returned to Jamestown, New York, in 1865 and continued the practice of law.
Elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress, Sheldon was a United States Representative for the thirty-first district of New York from March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871. An unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1870, he resumed the practice of his profession. He was one of the founders of the American Aristotype Co. which later became part of the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester.
Sheldon died in Jamestown, New York, on August 15, 1908 (76 years, 10 months, and 17 days). He is interred in Lakeview Cemetery in Jamestown. His home, the Partridge-Sheldon House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
Sheldon married Mary Crowley and they had a son, Ralph Crowley Sheldon.
- "Porter Sheldon". Chautauqua County Historical Society. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
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- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 38. princeton alumni weekly, 1937. p. 77.
- United States Congress. "Porter Sheldon (id: S000323)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Porter Sheldon at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Henry Van Aernam
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 31st congressional district
Walter L. Sessions
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