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  • ID: I421753
  • Name: Ira HARRIS
  • RELA: 5th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 31 MAY 1802 in Charleston, Montgomery Co., NY
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from New York BET 1861 AND 1867
  • Death: 2 DEC 1875 in Albany, Albany Co., NY
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. Ira Harris
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  • Note:
    HARRIS, Ira, (grandfather of Henry Riggs Rathbone), a Senator from New York; born in Charleston, Montgomery County, N.Y., May 31, 1802; attended the district school and Homer (N.Y.) Academy; graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1824; studied law in Albany; admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Albany; member, State assembly 1845-1846; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846; member, State senate 1847; upon the organization of the Albany Law School in 1850 was engaged as lecturer on equity jurisprudence; justice of the State supreme court 1847-1859; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1861, to March 3, 1867; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Thirty-seventh through Thirty-ninth Congresses); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; professor in the Albany Law School from 1867 until his death; died in Albany, N.Y., December 2, 1875; interment in Rural Cemetery, Colonie, near Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Frederick Waterman HARRIS b: 3 AUG 1780 in Stephenstown, Rensselaer Co., NY
    Mother: Lucy HAMILTON b: 14 JUN 1781 in Berlin, Rensselaer Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Louise TUBBS
      1. Has Children Clara Hamilton HARRIS b: 9 SEP 1834

      Marriage 2 Pauline Noyes PENNEY b: 27 MAY 1809
      • Married: AFT 1845
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