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  • ID: I171998
  • Name: James HARLAN
  • RELA: 17th cousin 3x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 26 AUG 1820 in Clark Co., IL
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Iowa BET 31 DEC 1855 AND 1873
  • Event: Appointed BET 15 MAY 1865 AND 27 JUL 1866 United States Secretary of Interior
  • Death: 5 OCT 1899 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., IA
  • Event: Pic Senator James Harlan
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    HARLAN, James, a Senator from Iowa; born in Clark County, Ill., August 26, 1820; at age four, moved with his family to Indiana; attended the rural schools, assisted his father in farming, and taught school until 1841, when he entered college; graduated from Indiana Asbury (now DePauw) University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1845; moved to Iowa City, Iowa, in 1845; superintendent of public instruction in 1847; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Iowa City; declined the Whig nomination for Governor of Iowa in 1850; president of Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 1853-1855; elected as a Free Soiler to the United States Senate in 1855, presented his credentials, and took his seat December 31, 1855; owing to irregularities in the legislative proceedings the Senate declared the seat vacant in January 1857; reelected as a Republican to fill the vacancy thus created; reelected in 1860 and served from January 29, 1857, until May 15, 1865, when he resigned to accept a Cabinet portfolio; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Thirty-seventh through Thirty-ninth Congresses); Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President Andrew Johnson from May 15, 1865, until July 27, 1866, when he resigned; again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1867, to March 3, 1873; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Fortieth Congress), Committee on Education (Fortieth Congress), Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses); delegate to the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861, in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; unsuccessful candidate for the Senate and the governorship; presiding judge of the court of commissioners of Alabama claims 1882-1886; died in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, on October 5, 1899; interment in Forest Home Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Silas HARLAN b: 26 MAR 1792 in Fayette Co., PA
    Mother: Mary CONLEY b: 20 MAR 1796 in Warren Co., MD

    Marriage 1 Ann Eliza PECK b: ABT 1824 in Maysville, Mason Co., KY
    • Married: 9 SEP 1845
    1. Has Children Mary Eunice HARLAN b: 25 SEP 1846 in Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA
    2. Has No Children William Aaron HARLAN b: 3 NOV 1852
    3. Has No Children Julia Josephine HARLAN b: 18 JUL 1856
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