Carter Henry HARRISON, Congress, IL (1825-1893)
HARRISON, Carter Henry, a Representative from Illinois; born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 15, 1825; educated by private tutors; was graduated from Yale College in 1845; traveled and studied in Europe 1851-1853; was graduated from the law department of Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky., in 1855; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; also engaged in the real estate business; unsuccessful candidate in 1872 for election to the Forty-third Congress; member of the board of commissioners of Cook County 1874-1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; mayor of Chicago 1879-1887 and declined a renomination; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Illinois in 1884; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1880 and 1884; owner and editor of the Chicago Times 1891-1893; again elected mayor of Chicago in 1893 and served until his death in Chicago by assassination October 28, 1893; interment in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
BibliographyHarrison, Carter Henry. Stormy Years: The Autobiography of Carter H. Harrison, Five Times Mayor of Chicago. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1935; Johnson, Claudius Osborne. Carter Henry Harrison I, Political Leader. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1928.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present