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Mark HARRIS

(1779-1843)

HARRIS, Mark, a Representative from Maine; born in Ipswich, Essex County, Mass., January 27, 1779; attended the common schools; moved to Portland, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), in 1800; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the Massachusetts State senate in 1816; held several local offices; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ezekiel Whitman and served from December 2, 1822, to March 3, 1823; resumed mercantile pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1830; treasurer of Cumberland County 1824-1832 and 1834-1840; State treasurer 1828 and 1832-1834; moved to New York City in 1842 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; died in New York City March 2, 1843; interment probably in Old Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine.

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

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