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  • ID: I330980
  • Name: William Henry HARRISON
  • RELA: 10th cousin 3x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 AUG 1896 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming BET 3 JAN 1951 AND 3 JAN 1955
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming BET 3 JAN 1961 AND 3 JAN 1965
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming BET 3 JAN 1967 AND 3 JAN 1969
  • Death: 8 OCT 1990 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL
  • Event: Military service U.S. Army
  • Note:
    HARRISON, William Henry, (great-great-great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison [1726-1791], great-great-grandson of President William Henry Harrison, great- grandson of John Scott Harrison, and grandson of President Benjamin Harrison and Alvin Saunders), a Representative from Wyoming; born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 10, 1896; attended the public schools of Omaha, Nebr., the Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C., and the College of Agriculture at the University of Nebraska in 1919 and 1920; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a private in the Signal Enlisted Air Corps; was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1925 and practiced in Indianapolis 1925-1936; member of the Indiana house of representatives 1927-1929; was admitted to the Wyoming bar in 1937 and practiced in Sheridan, Wyo.; member of the Wyoming house of representatives 1945-1950; secretary to the Wyoming Interim Committee 1947-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and Eighty- third Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1955); was not a candidate for renomination in 1954, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; regional administrator, Housing and Home Finance Agency, from April 1955 to August 31, 1956; liaison officer, Housing and Home Finance Agency, Washington, D.C., from April 1, 1957, to November 15, 1958; elected to the Eighty-seventh and the Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; elected to the Ninetieth Congress (January 3, 1967- January 3, 1969); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1968 to the Ninety- first Congress; appointed by President Nixon as a member to the Renegotiation Board of the United States, July 23, 1969, and served until October 4, 1971; was a resident of North Redington Beach, Fla., until his death in St. Petersburg, Fla., on October 8, 1990.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Russell Benjamin HARRISON b: 12 AUG 1854 in Oxford, Butler Co., OH
    Mother: Mary Angeline SAUNDERS b: 16 NOV 1861 in Henry Co., IA

    Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth NEWTON b: 2 APR 1900
    • Married: 1920
    Children
    1. Has Children Mary Elizabeth HARRISON
    2. Has Children William Henry HARRISON , Jr.

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