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William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison, American former congressman. Bar: Indiana 1925, Wyoming 1937.


  • Harrison, William Henry was born on August 10, 1896 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. Son of Russell Benjamin and Mary A. (Saunders) Harrison.

  • Education

    • Student, University Nebraska. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Vincennes University.


    • Private practice,, Indianapolis, Sheridan, Wyoming. Member-at-large 82d-83d, 87th-88th and 90th congresses from Wyoming, Washington.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Indiana 1925, Wyoming 1937.


    Member Indiana House of Representatives, 1927, Wyoming House of Representatives, 1945-1951. Member Renegotiation Board, 1969-1970. County chairman Wyoming Republican Committee, 1948-1950, state committeeman, 1946-1948.

    Member United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (past executive vice president), Sheridan Chamber of Commerce (past president), Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Masons (33d degree), Shriners, Rotary, Sigma Delta Kapa, Sigma Chi.


    • Married Mary E. Newton,, October 19, 1920. Children: Mary Elizabeth, William Henry Junior.
    • father: Russell Benjamin Harrison
    • mother: Mary A. (Saunders) Harrison
    • spouse: Mary E. Newton
    • children: Mary Elizabeth Harrison
    • William Henry Junior Harrison
    William Henry Harrison
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    Died October 8, 1990
    (aged 94)