Carley V. Porter

Carley V. Porter (February 19, 1906 – December 6, 1972) served in the California State Assembly for the 69th and 38th district from 1951 to his death in 1972.[1] Legislation that bears his name includes the Burns-Porter Act, which resulted in the California State Water Project, and the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, anti-pollution legislation which predated the federal Clean Water Act.[2] During World War II, Porter served in the United States Army.[3]

Carley V. Porter
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 38th district
In office
January 7, 1963 - December 6, 1972
Preceded byJack T. Casey
Succeeded byRobert M. McLennan
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 69th district
In office
January 8, 1951 - January 7, 1963
Preceded byRalph C. Dills
Succeeded byWilliam E. Dannemeyer
Personal details
Born(1906-02-19)February 19, 1906
Chicago, Illinois
DiedDecember 6, 1972(1972-12-06) (aged 66)
Sacramento, California
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Marie Walton (m. 1934)


  1. ^ "Join California - Carley V. Porter".
  2. ^ "CARLEY V. PORTER". Water Education Foundation. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  3. ^ Vassar, Alexander C. (2011). Legislators of California (PDF). Retrieved 23 November 2016.