George Paul HARRISON, Congress, AL (1841-1922)

HARRISON George Paul , a Representative from Alabama; born at ``Monteith Plantation,'' near Savannah, Ga., March 19, 1841; attended Effingham Academy and the Georgia Military Institute at Marietta; during the Civil War entered the Confederate Army as second lieutenant of the First Georgia Regulars and was successively promoted to first lieutenant, major, colonel, and brigadier general; moved to Alabama in 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Auburn, Ala.; member of the constitutional convention of Alabama in 1875; served in the State senate 1878-1884 and was its president 1882-1884; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William C. Oates; reelected to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from November 6, 1894, to March 3, 1897; resumed the practice of law in Opelika, Lee County, Ala.; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1901; general counsel for the Western Railway of Alabama; division counsel for the Central of Georgia Railway; died in Opelika, Ala., July 17, 1922; interment in Rosemere Cemetery.

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

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