Henry S. Harris

Henry Schenck Harris ( * December 27, 1850 in Belvidere, New Jersey; † May 2, 1902 ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1883 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Harris attended the common schools and then studied until 1870 at the Princeton College. After a subsequent law degree in 1873 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Belvidere to work in this profession. In 1877, he was a prosecutor in Warren County. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1880 he was in the fourth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alvah A. Clark on March 4, 1881. Since he Republican Benjamin Franklin Howey defeated in 1882, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1883. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Henry Harris practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 2 May 1902 in Belvidere his birthplace, where he was also buried.