William Henry Harries

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William Henry Harries

Birth
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Jul 1921 (aged 78)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section A, Plot 60
Memorial ID 6922656 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. During the Civil War, he served as a Captain of Company F, 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. After war, he graduated from the law school of the University of Michigan, in 1868, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hokah, Minnesota. He was prosecuting attorney of Houston County, (1874-78) and elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress, serving (1891-93). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was then appointed by President Cleveland as collector of internal revenue for Minnesota, serving (1894-98), was department commander of the Minnesota department of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1901, a member of the board of trustees of the Minnesota Soldiers’ Home in 1903 and commandant of the home, (1907-18).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 12 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6922656
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Harries (15 Jan 1843–23 Jul 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6922656, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .