- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A portrait of one of Michigan’s territorial governors will be on display in the state Capitol building.

The early 19th century portrait of George Bryan Porter has been donated to the state and will be dedicated in a ceremony Thursday. Porter was from Philadelphia and was territorial governor of Michigan from 1832 until his death in 1834.

Michigan became a state in 1837.

Capital Historian Kerry Chartkoff says the painting “fills an important gap” because the state does not have a portrait of every governor, particularly territorial governors.

Barbara Livy of the Americana Foundation inherited the painting from her parents and wanted to find it a home. She donated it to the state on the recommendation of Kenneth Myers, curator of American art at the Detroit Institute of Arts.



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