Leslie Porter, businessman, was born Leslie Posament on 10 July 1920 at Streatham Manor, Leigham Avenue, Streatham, the youngest child in the family of two sons and one daughter of Henry Alfred Posament, later Porter (d. 1955), textile merchant, and his wife, Jennie (d. 1983).
On 26 June 1949, at the New West End Synagogue, Paddington, Porter married Shirley Cohen (b. 1930), younger daughter of Sir John (Jack) Cohen- founder of Tesco.
In 1973 Leslie Porter became Chairman of Tesco. He died in Tel Aviv where he was living and was chancellor of Tel Aviv University
(Extracts Anne Pimlott Baker)