Henry Richard Harris

Henry Richard Harris

Birth
Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia, USA
Death 15 Oct 1909 (aged 81)
Odessadale, Meriwether County, Georgia, USA
Burial Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 7957351 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Emory College, in 1847 and was member of the Georgia State constitutional convention in 1861. During the Civil War, he served as a Colonel in the Confederate Army. After the war, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, serving until 1879. He was again elected to the Forty-ninth Congress, serving (1885-87). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed by President Cleveland as the 3rd Assistant Postmaster General of the United States, serving (1887-89). After leaving politics, he engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7957351
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Richard Harris (2 Feb 1828–15 Oct 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7957351, citing Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .