HARRIS, Charles Murray, (1821 - 1896)


HARRIS, Charles Murray, a Representative from Illinois; born in Munfordsville, Hart County, Ky., April 10, 1821; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar; moved to Illinois and located in Oquawka, where he commenced the practice of his profession; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; died in Chicago, Ill., September 20, 1896; interment in Oquawka, Ill.