Robert Baird Porter, Jr., 80, died Monday, November 12, 1990.
Born in Salt Lake City, June 2, 1910; son of Robert Baird and Ione Vose Porter. Married Phyllis Prater on February 28, 1935.Attended Stewart School and was an Eagle Scout. Graduated East High School and the University of Utah. Attended University of Utah Law School and passed the Utah State Bar in 1933.
Entered private law practice in 1933, and became a partner in the law firm of Draper, Porter & Sandack in 1937. Served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Utah from 1952-1958, and as Chief Deputy Attorney General from 1958-1960. Joined the Legal Dept. of Utah Power & Light in 1960, and worked there until his retirement in 1975.
Considered one of the most foremost experts in water law in the West. Served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado River Water Users Associations, National Water Resources Association, and the Utah Water & Power Board.
Member of the University Club and Copper Golf Club. Served as President of the Copper Club in 1966 and 1967. Member of Phi Delta Theta social fraternity.
Member of Wasatch Lodge #1, F.&A.M., 32 degree, in Utah Consistory, A. & A.S.R.; a Knight Templar in Utah Commandecy #1, York Rite, and a former member of El Kahal Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.. Loved his golf and traveling.
Survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Bruce H. Porter and his wife, Cindy of Salt Lake City; three grandchildren, Alissa, Margot and Cameron; two stepchildren, Michael and Lindsay. Preceded in death by brother Richard and sister, Janet Arnett.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 17, 1990 at First Presbyterian Church, 12 "C" Street at 10 a.m., conducted by Wasatch Lodge #1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shiriners Hospital for Crippled Children.
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