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Carter Henry Harrison
Birth: Feb. 15, 1825
Death: Oct. 28, 1893

24th Chicago Mayor. Served as Mayor of Chicago from 1879 to 1887 and in 1893. He brought Chicago to international notoriety by hosting the Columbian Exposition, the World's Fair of 1893, and being assassinated by a disgruntled office seeker the day before the fair ended. The Chicago City Council established the Carter H. Harrison and Lambert Tree awards on November 9, 1885 upon receipt of a $700 donation from Mayor Carter Henry Harrison and Judge Lambert Tree, specifically to honor annually the gallant and meritorious service of one member from each of the Police and Fire Departments. These medals are civilian awards given annually to an individual member of the Police and Fire Departments who demonstrate outstanding bravery in the line of duty. Currently, the medal presentations are rotated from year to year, so neither award is perceived as better than the other. The awards are given out during Fire Prevention Week in October each year for the preceding twelve months. In 1999, the Fire Department designee received the Lambert Tree Award, thus in October, 2000, the department recipient will receive the Carter H. Harrison Award. The Lambert Tree and Carter H. Harrison Awards have been presented annually (with the exception of the years 1890 to 1896) since March 4, 1887. (bio by K. Kruse) 
 
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 Parents:
  Carter Henry Harrison (1796 - 1825)
  Caroline Evaline Russell Harrison Dudley (1797 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Sophonisba Grayson Preston Harrison (1833 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  Carter Henry Harrison (1860 - 1953)*
  William Preston Harrison (1869 - 1940)*
  Sophonisba Grayson Harrison Eastman Edwards Thomson (1872 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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Carter Henry Harrison
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Carter Henry Harrison
Added by: Karen Kruse
 
Carter Henry Harrison
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