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Albert Galliton HARRISON

(1800-1839)

HARRISON, Albert Galliton, a Representative from Missouri; born in Mount Sterling, Ky., June 26, 1800; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1820; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Mount Sterling; moved to Fulton, Mo., in 1827 and continued the practice of law; member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1828; member of the commission to adjust land titles growing out of Spanish grants 1829-1835; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); died in Fulton, Mo., September 7, 1839; interment in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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