Porter, Edwin Stanton
- Archie P. McDonald
Porter, Edwin Stanton (21 April 1870–30 April 1941), pioneer director-producer-inventor of cinema, was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas Richard Porter, a merchant, and Mary Jane Clark. Porter received his education in the public schools of Connellsville. He worked at various jobs, including plumber, exhibition skater, sign painter, tailor, and telegrapher. In 1893 Porter enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he found his calling in working with electrical machines. In conjunction with ...