DOUGLAS, William Harris, (1853 - 1944)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

DOUGLAS, William Harris, a Representative from New York; born in New York City December 5, 1853; attended private schools and the College of the City of New York; entered the exporting and importing trade; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1905); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed his former business pursuits; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1908, 1912, and 1916; died in New York City on January 27, 1944; interment in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, N.Y.