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Francis Burton Harrison
Birth: Dec. 18, 1873
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1957
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA

US Congressman from New York and Governor of the Philippines. He was the son of Burton Harrison, Confederate President Jefferson Davis's private secretary, and novelist Constance Cary Harrison. He graduated from Yale in 1895 and New York Law School in 1897, and then became an attorney while also teaching at his alma mater. He served as a Captain during the Spanish American War, and then resumed the practice of law. In 1902 was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat, serving from 1903 to 1905. In 1904 he was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor. In 1906 he returned to the US House and was reelected three times, serving from 1907 until he resigned in 1913 to accept appointment as Governor General of the Philippines Territory. He served until 1921, and then became a resident of Scotland. In 1934 he was appointed an advisor to the President of the Philippines, a position he held for ten months. In May 1942, he returned to the Philippines as advisor to the President. From 1946 to 1947 Harrison was US Commissioner of Claims in Manila. Beginning in 1946 he served as senior advisor to the first four men to serve as President after the Philippines became independent. Harrison became a resident of Spain in 1951, where he lived until moving to Califon, New Jersey in August, 1957. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Family links: 
  Burton Norvell Harrison (1838 - 1904)
  Constance Cary Harrison (1843 - 1920)
  Mabel Judson Harrison (1877 - 1956)*
  Mary Crocker Harrison (1881 - 1905)*
  Ursula Fairfax Harrison Biddle (1937 - 1996)*
  Fairfax Harrison (1869 - 1938)**
  Reginald Fairfax Harrison (1869 - 1938)*
  Francis Burton Harrison (1873 - 1957)
  Archibald Cary Harrison (1876 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Manila North Cemetery
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Dec 22, 2006
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Francis Burton Harrison
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Francis Burton Harrison
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 Added: Sep. 28, 2015
Your distinguished service to our country is not forgotten by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Apr. 2, 2015
Veteran Troop A ( Squadron A ) Spanish-American War.
- squadron a association
 Added: Sep. 23, 2014
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