Portrait of Michigan territorial governor donated to state

Photo - Danielle Duval, MLive.com

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A portrait of one of Michigan’s territorial governors is now on display in the state Capitol building.

The early 19th century portrait of George Bryan Porter was donated to the state and was 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.

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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