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 Carter Henry Harrison, Sr

Carter Henry Harrison, Sr

Birth
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 28 Oct 1893 (aged 68)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 8704 · View Source
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US Congressman, 24th Chicago Mayor. He served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1879 to 1887 and in 1893, and was elected as a Democrat to represent Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1875 to 1879. He brought international notoriety to Chicago by hosting the Colombian Exposition, the World's Fair of 1893, which saw over 27 million people visit the city during it’s six months. Mayor Harrison was assassinated the day before the Exposition was to close by a disgruntled office seeker.



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  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8704
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carter Henry Harrison, Sr (15 Feb 1825–28 Oct 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8704, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .