HARRISON, Carter Henry, a Representative from Illinois; born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 15, 1825; educated by private tutors; was graduated from Yale College in 1845; traveled and studied in Europe 1851-1853; was graduated from the law department of Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky., in 1855; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; also engaged in the real estate business; unsuccessful candidate in 1872 for election to the Forty-third Congress; member of the board of commissioners of Cook County 1874-1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty- fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; mayor of Chicago 1879-1887 and declined a renomination; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Illinois in 1884; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1880 and 1884; owner and editor of the Chicago Times 1891-1893; again elected mayor of Chicago in 1893 and served until his death in Chicago by assassination October 28, 1893; interment in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
Father: Carter Henry HARRISON b: 30 SEP 1796 in Cumberland Co., VA
Mother: Caroline Evaline RUSSELL b: 16 JUN 1797
Marriage 1 Sophonisba Grayson Preston SMITH b: 27 OCT 1833 in Henderson Co., KY
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