Bill Porter
Fictional Character
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1632
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States of Europe (born in the United States of America)
Occupation: Manager of Grantville's power plant
Created by: Eric Flint

Bill Porter was the manager of Grantville's power plant. After the Ring of Fire, he was appointed by Mike Stearns' cabinet in the town's emergency committee. He was given the position of joint-manager of the town's power and energy situation, a position he shared with Quentin Underwood.

Porter's family did not come through the Ring of Fire. Their home was outside of Grantville, and past the Ring's three-mile radius, a fact Porter learned to his horror within a matter of hours. Thus, Porter was relatively adrift within the community.