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By Kent Larsen

Returned Missionary Among 32 Rhodes Scholars

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS -- A Belmont, Massachusetts LDS Church member and returned missionary is one of 32 Americans selected for one of the World's most prestigious scholarships. Robert R. Porter, 24, a senior at Harvard University, will spend at least two years at Oxford University in England studying politics and political theory. But several aspects of the scholarship echo the accomplishments of Porter and his family.

For Porter, one echo is that this represents a return trip to England. He served an LDS mission there and apparently visited Oxford, "I had the opportunity to visit Oxford and ever since I've hoped and dreamed to return to study there," he told the Associated Press.

Another echo is the scholarship itself. Porter's father, Roger B. Porter, is also a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship. A BYU Alumnus, Roger Porter was also a White House Fellow from 1974-75 and received his MA and PhD degrees from Harvard University.

And Robert Porter's choice to study politics also echo's his father's career. Roger Porter is the IBM Professor of Business and Government at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and until last year was the director of the school's Center for Business and Government. He also has a long record of service in the Ford, Reagan, and Bush (Sr.) White Houses, most recently as Assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy from 1989-93.

Like his father, Robert Porter is involved in the Republican party, serving as president of the Harvard Republican Club and as an active member of the George W. Bush campaign in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Like his father, Robert plans a career in public service.


Five Harvard students, one MIT student named Rhodes Scholars
Boston Globe (AP) 9Dec01 P2
By Associated Press

Harvard leads with 5 Rhodes scholars
Boston Globe 10Dec01 P2
By Anand Vaishnav: Globe Staff

See also:

Roger Porter's Home Page at Harvard University


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