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HARMANSON, John Henry, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Norfolk, Va., January 15, 1803; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Jefferson College, Washington, Miss.; moved to Avoyelles Parish, La., in 1830 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State senate in 1844; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1845, until his death in New Orleans, La., October 24, 1850; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Twenty-ninth Congress); interment in Moreau Plantation Cemetery, Pointe Coupee Parish, La.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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