Carter Henry Harrison Sr

Carter Henry Harrison III

  • American

Carter Henry Harrison, 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


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1825/02/15 Carter Henry Harrison III is born near Lexington, Kentucky to Carter Henry Harrison II and Caroline Russell. Born
1893/10/28 Mayor Harrison delivers a speech to 5000 mayors and city councilman at the Chicago World's Fair Prendergast Case
1893/10/28 Mayor Harrison delivers a speech to 5000 mayors and city councilman at the Chicago World's Fair World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/10/28 Patrick Prendergast shoots Carter H Harrison three times with a 38 caliber revolver at the mayor's home (231 Ashland Blvd, demolished). Mr Harrison died about 40 minutes later. Died World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/10/28 Patrick Prendergast shoots Carter H Harrison three times with a 38 caliber revolver at the mayor's home (231 Ashland Blvd, demolished). Mr Harrison died about 40 minutes later. Died Prendergast Case
1893/11/00 Thousands of mornors attend Mayor Harrison's funeral, ending at Graceland Cemetary Final Resting Place Graceland Cemetery Chicago Prendergast Case
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