Henry Richard HARRIS, Congress, GA (1828-1909)

HARRIS Henry Richard , a Representative from Georgia; born in Sparta, Hancock County, Ga., February 2, 1828; moved to Greenville, Meriwether County, Ga., in 1833; attended an academy in Mount Zion, Hancock County, Ga., and was graduated from Emory College at Oxford, Ga., in 1847; member of the State constitutional convention in 1861; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as colonel; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; elected to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for renomination in 1886; appointed by President Cleveland as Third Assistant Postmaster General of the United States and served from April 1, 1887, to March 18, 1889; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Odessadale, Meriwether County, Ga., October 15, 1909; interment in Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ga.

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

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