Territorial governor portrait donated to state

LANSING (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.

Barbara Livy of the Americana Foundation inherited the painting from her parents and wanted to find it a home.