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.
BibliographyHarrison, Carter Henry.
Stormy Years: The Autobiography of Carter H. Harrison, Five Times Mayor
of Chicago. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1935; Johnson, Claudius
Carter Henry Harrison I, Political Leader. Chicago: University
of Chicago Press, 1928.