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Thomas K. HARRIS

(1816)

HARRIS, Thomas K., a Representative from Tennessee; birth date unknown; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Sparta and McMinnville, Tenn.; trustee of Priestly Academy, Sparta, Tenn.; member of the State senate, 1809-1811; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); died from wounds received in an encounter with Col. John W. Simpson March 18, 1816, on the old Kentucky Road at Shells Ford of Collins River, between Sparta and McMinnville, Tenn.

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

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