Horace Harrison

Horace Harrison Harrison ( born August 7, 1829 in Lebanon, Tennessee, † December 20, 1885 in Nashville, Tennessee) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Horace Harrison initially attended the Carroll Academy and then studied classical antiquity science. In 1841 he moved with his parents to McMinnville. He later worked as a bailiff and notary. In 1851 and 1852 he was Clerk to the Senate from Tennessee. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1857 admitted to the bar he began in McMinnville to work in his new profession. In 1859 he moved his office and his residence to Nashville.

From 1863 to 1866 Harrison was federal prosecutor; in the years 1867 and 1868, he served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court then he was from 1872 to 1873 once federal prosecutor. Politically, Harrison member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1872 he was in the fifth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Edward Isaac Golladay on March 4, 1873. Since he Democrat John Morgan Bright defeated in the elections of 1874, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 4, 1875. To date, he is the last Republican who represented the fifth district of Tennessee there.

1880 was Horace Harrisson delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was nominated for the James A. Garfield as a presidential candidate. In the years 1880 and 1881, he was still sitting as a deputy in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. He died on December 20, 1885 in Nashville.