HARRISON, Richard Almgill, (1824 - 1904)


HARRISON, Richard Almgill, a Representative from Ohio; born in Thirsk, Yorkshire, England, April 8, 1824; immigrated to the United States in 1832 with his parents, who settled in Ohio; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1846; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in London, Madison County, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives 1858 and 1859; served in the State senate 1860 and 1861; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas Corwin and served from July 4, 1861, to March 4, 1863; continued the practice of law in Columbus, Ohio, until his death there July 30, 1904; interment in Kirkwood Cemetery, London, Ohio.