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 Carter Henry Harrison Jr.

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Carter Henry Harrison Jr. Famous memorial

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Dec 1953 (aged 93)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 7114389 View Source

37th and 40th Chicago Mayor. He served as the Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, first from 1897 to 1905, and from 1911 to 1915. The son of former Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison Sr., who had been assassinated in 1893, he helped run the newspaper “The Chicago Times” with his father and brother. His tenures as Mayor were marked with his fighting the creation of transit streetcar company monopolies, which were prevalent in other large United States metropolitan areas, and the rise of vice districts, as he did not believe it was the role of government to legislate morality. The December 1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire, which killed 602 people, happened while he was mayor, and the damaging fallout of the tragedy prevented a planned run for the 1904 Presidential nomination.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 24 Jan 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7114389
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7114389/carter-henry-harrison : accessed ), memorial page for Carter Henry Harrison Jr. (23 Apr 1860–25 Dec 1953), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7114389, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .