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Christopher C. Harris

Christopher C. Harris, American banker. Mason.

Background

  • Harris, Christopher C. was born on January 28, 1842 in at Mount Hope, Lawrence Company, Alabama, United States. Son of William and Nancy L (Stovall) H.

  • Education

    • Education common schools and under private teachers.

    Career

    • Enlisted as private in Company F, 16th Alabama Infantry, 1861, later commissioned Lieutenant. Participated in battles of Fishing Creek, Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and in all battles from Dalton to and around Atlanta, and at Franklin, Tennessee. Wounded 4 times; prisoner in Camp Chase, Ohio, until close of war.

      Clerk Circuit Court of Lawrence Company, Alabama, 1865-1867. Admitted to Alabama bar, 1868. Began practice in Moulton.

      Removed to Decatur, 1872. Organizer and president 1st National Bank, Decatur, 1887-1813. Organizer, 1913, and president Bank of Commerce.

      President Decatur Land Company. Director Decatur Ice & Coal Company Was for many years active in politics and member Democratic State Executive Committee. Elected member 63rd Congress, May 11, 1914, to fill vacancy, 8th Alabama District, caused by death of Honorary William Richardson.

      President Board of Control, Carnegie Library.

    Politics

    God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.

    Religion

    No one is beyond the reach of God's love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

    Membership

    Mason.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Wert, of Moulton, Lawrence Company, Alabama, February 16, 1869 (died December 21, 1913).
    • father: William Nancy
    • mother: Nancy
    • spouse: Julia Wert
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    Born January 28, 1842
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