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Congressman

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

Background

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.

Career

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

Achievements

  • Bar: Indiana 1925, Wyoming 1937.

Membership

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 of the 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.

Connections

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:
William Henry Junior Harrison

Mary Elizabeth Harrison