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Carter Henry Harrison
Birth: Feb. 15, 1825
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1893
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

24th Chicago Mayor. He served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1879 to 1887 and in 1893. He brought Chicago to international notoriety by hosting the Colombian 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. 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 Dudley (1797 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Sophonisba Grayson Preston Harrison (1833 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  Caroline Dudley Harrison Owsley (1858 - 1943)*
  Carter Henry Harrison (1860 - 1953)*
  William Preston Harrison (1869 - 1940)*
  Sophonisba Grayson Harrison Edwards Eastman 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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