Harrison E. Havens

Harrison Eugene Havens (* December 15 1837 in Franklin County, Ohio; † August 16, 1916 in Havana, Cuba ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1873 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Harrison Havens attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. During the Civil War he was a captain in the army of the Union. About Illinois and Iowa Havens arrived in 1867 to Springfield, Missouri, where he edited the newspaper " Springfield Patriot".

Politically Havens was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1870 he was in the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Sempronius H. Boyd on March 4, 1871. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1875 two legislative sessions. Since 1873, he represented there as a successor of Abram Comingo the sixth district of his state. Also since 1873, Havens was chairman of the Committee on public spending. In 1874, he was not confirmed; 1878 also failed as a candidate for the Senate from Missouri.

1881 Havens was as superintendent board member of the Springfield & Western Missouri Railway Co. He then practiced as a lawyer in Springfield again. In 1893 and 1894 he was district attorney. He then moved to Enid in Oklahoma Territory, where he worked in the newspaper business 1901-1906. Then he moved to Herradura, Cuba, where he worked as a planter. Harrison Havens died on August 16, 1916 in Havana, where he was temporarily pulled for health reasons.