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Horace Harrison HARRISON

(1829-1885)

HARRISON, Horace Harrison, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., on August 7, 1829; attended Carroll Academy and completed the course in the ancient classics under a private instructor; moved with his parents to McMinnville in 1841; clerk of the county court; master of the chancery court; register of deeds; clerk of the State senate in 1851 and 1852; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in McMinnville; moved to Nashville in 1859 and continued the practice of law; United States district attorney 1863-1866; chancellor in the Nashville division in 1866; judge of the State supreme court in 1867 and 1868; again United States district attorney in 1872 and 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; member of the State legislature in 1880 and 1881; died in Nashville, Tenn., December 20, 1885; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

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