Blaine Porter, 93

Longtime NCFR member and NCFR Fellow Blaine R. Porter passed away on Aug. 4, 2015, at age 93.

Dr. Porter was an NCFR member since 1950 and was named an NCFR Fellow in 2006. He also was NCFR Board of Directors president in 1963-64. He was part of a committee to consolidate NCFR's sections in the early 1960s, and during his presidency established a special committee to explore opportunities for promoting family life education.

Dr. Porter developed his passion for teaching as a flight instructor during World War II. After the war, he received bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University and a doctoral degree from Cornell University, and joined the faculty at Iowa State University. Dr. Porter then took the position of chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Relations at Brigham Young University, where he was selected as professor of the year in 1963. He spent time as a visiting professor and Fulbright scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science before returning to BYU as dean of the College of Family Living.

Dr. Porter retired from BYU in 1987. After his retirement, Dr. Porter and his wife founded the nonprofit organization Families for Children International, which did work in Ghana, and supported additional humanitarian work in Latin America and Europe.

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