John Thomas Harris

John Thomas Harris

Birth
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Oct 1899 (aged 76)
Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7772497 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He completed academic studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced to practice law in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was Commonwealth attorney for Rockingham County, (1852-59) and elected as an Independent Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress, serving (1859-61). When Virginia seceded from the Union at the advent of the Civil War in April 1861, he served as a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1863-65). After the war, he was judge of the Virginia twelfth judicial circuit, (1866-69). In 1871, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving until 1881. Declining a unanimous re-nomination, he was commissioner to the World’s Fair at Chicago, in 1893 and practiced law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7772497
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Thomas Harris (8 May 1823–14 Oct 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7772497, citing Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .