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Ira Harris

  • Birth 31 May 1802 Charleston, Montgomery County, New York, USA
  • Death 2 Dec 1875 Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
  • Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 18, Lot 3
  • Memorial ID 5225739

Civil War US Senator. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1824, and became a member of the first Board of Albany Medical School. He became associated with Whig Party in 1840 which was run by Thurlow Weed, publisher of “Albany Evening Journal”. He then served in the New York State Assembly from 1844 to 1845, in the New York State Senate in 1846, and as a New York State Associate Supreme Court Justice from 1847 t0 1859. In 1851 he formed Albany Law School in 1851 with Amos Dean & Amasa Parker. He was elected as a Republican Senator from New York to the United States Senate, serving from 1861 to 1867, becoming close friends with President Abraham Lincoln.

Bio by: Mark Bodnar





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  • Originally Created by: Mark Bodnar
  • Added: 23 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5225739
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ira Harris (31 May 1802–2 Dec 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5225739, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .