<p>Kenneth Wiggins Porter (born 1905 Sterling, Kansas - 1981) was an American poet and historian.
He graduated from Harvard University in history and business history. He taught at Southwestern College, and Vassar College. He worked for the National Archives from 1941 to 1943, and from 1948 to 1955, for the Business History Foundation. He married Annette MacDonald in 1946. In 1954, was a Fulbright lecturer at Melbourne University. From 1955 and 1958 he taught at the University of Illinois, and at the University of Oregon, from 1958 to 1972. He has a son named Berndt who lives in Oregon. He was--at one time--the Libertarian nominee for President from New York.
His papers are held at the New York Public Library.</p>