Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I315116
  • Name: William Julius HARRIS
  • RELA: Spouse of 7th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 FEB 1868 in Cedartown, Polk Co., GA
  • Event: Appointed BET 1913 AND 1915 Director of the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Georgia BET 4 MAR 1919 AND 18 APR 1932
  • Death: 18 APR 1932 in Washington, D.C.
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. William J. Harris
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    HARRIS, William Julius, (great-grandson of Charles Hooks), a Senator from Georgia; born in Cedartown, Polk County, Ga., February 3, 1868; attended the common schools and graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1890; engaged in the general insurance business and banking at Cedartown; served as private secretary to United States Senator Alexander S. Clay 1904- 1909; member, State senate 1911-1912; Director of the United States Census Bureau 1913-1915, when he resigned to become a member of the Federal Trade Commission; Acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce 1913-1915; member of the Federal Trade Commission 1915-1918, when he resigned to become a candidate for United States Senator; chairman of the commission 1917-1918; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1918; reelected in 1924 and in 1930 and served from March 4, 1919, until his death; member of the National Forest Reservation Commission 1929-1932; died in Washington, D.C., April 18, 1932; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedartown, Ga.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Charles Hooks HARRIS b: 22 FEB 1835 in Alabama
    Mother: Margaret Ann MONK b: 1838 in North Carolina

    Marriage 1 Julia Knox WHEELER b: 27 NOV 1870 in Lawrence Co., AL
    • Married: 27 JUL 1905 in New York
    1. Has No Children Julia Wheeler HARRIS b: 12 FEB 1909 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
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