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David Dixon Porter
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Porter in the 1860s, during the American Civil War
Born (1813-06-08)June 8, 1813
Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died February 13, 1891(1891-02-13) (aged 77)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Allegiance  Mexico
 United States of America
Service/branch  Mexican Navy
 United States Navy
Years of service 1825–1828 (Mexico)
1829–1891 (US)
Rank Midshipman (Mexico)
USN Admiral rank insignia.jpg Admiral (US)
Commands held Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy
Board of Inspection
Battles/wars Mexican–American War
American Civil War
Other work Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885)
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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.

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.

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