Richard A. Harrison

Richard Almgill Harrison ( born April 8, 1824 in Thirsk, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, † 30 July 1904 in Columbus, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1861 and 1863 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1832, Richard Harrison came with his parents from his native England to Ohio, where he attended the public schools. After a subsequent law studies at the Cincinnati Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1846 he started in London to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In the years 1858 and 1859 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1860 to 1861 he was a member of the State Senate.

Following the resignation of Mr Thomas Corwin Harrison was a Unionist during the overdue election for the seventh seat of Ohio as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on July 4, 1861. Until March 3, 1863, he could end the current parliamentary term in Congress. This period was marked by the events of the Civil War. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Richard Harrison practiced law in Columbus. There he is on July 30, 1904 and passed away. He was married in 1847 to Maria Louisa Warner, with whom he had seven children.