from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Porter, Cole Albert 1891?-1964. American composer and lyricist remembered for his witty and sophisticated Broadway scores for musicals such as Anything Goes (1929).
  • Porter, Edwin Stanton 1869-1941. American filmmaker whose works include the first edited film, The Life of an American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery (both 1903).
  • Porter, Katherine Anne 1890-1980. American writer known for her carefully crafted short stories as well as her novel Ship of Fools (1962). She won a Pulitzer Prize for her Collected Stories (1965).
  • Porter, Rodney Robert 1917-1985. British biochemist. He shared a 1972 Nobel Prize for research on the chemical structure and nature of antibodies.
  • Porter, William Sydney Pen name O. Henry 1862-1910. American writer whose short stories are collected in a number of volumes, including Cabbages and Kings (1904) and The Four Million (1906).

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name


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