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  • ID: I99017
  • Name: Carter Henry HARRISON III
  • RELA: 9th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 FEB 1825 in near Lexington, Fayette Co., KY
  • GRAD: 1845 Yale College
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1875 AND 3 MAR 1879 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois
  • Event: Elected BET 1879 AND 1887 Mayor of Chicago, IL
  • Death: of Assassinated 28 OCT 1893 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
  • Event: Elected 1893 Mayor of Chicago, IL
  • Title: Mayor
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Event: Pic Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III
  • Note:
    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.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    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
    • Married: 1854
    1. Has No Children Caroline Dudley HARRISON b: 28 MAR 1857
    2. Has No Children Carter Henry HARRISON IV b: 23 APR 1860 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
    3. Has No Children Hebe Grayson HARRISON b: ABT 1862
    4. Has No Children Dudley HARRISON b: ABT 1864
    5. Has No Children Randolph HARRISON b: 1866
    6. Has No Children Harry Grayson HARRISON b: 1868
    7. Has No Children William Preston HARRISON b: 12 APR 1869
    8. Has No Children Gracie HARRISON b: 1871
    9. Has No Children Sophie Preston HARRISON b: 17 DEC 1873
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