Sampson Willis Harris

Sampson Willis Harris ( born February 23, 1809 in Elbert County, Georgia, † April 1, 1857 in Washington, DC) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party).


Sampson Willis Harris was taught at home by his mother and then graduated in 1828 from the University of Georgia in Athens. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1830 and then began in Athens on practicing. Harris also pursued a political career. He was in 1834 and in 1835 a member of the House of Representatives from Georgia over the years. Then he moved in 1838 after Wetumpka (Alabama ). In 1841 it was elected Solicitor for the 8th Judicial District. After that, he was in 1844 and 1845 Member of the Senate of Alabama over the years. He was elected to the 30th U.S. Congress and reelected to the four succeeding U.S. Congresses. Harris decided against running for the 35th U.S. Congress. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1847 to 3 March 1857. Harris died in 1857 in Washington, DC, his body was then transferred to Athens, where he was buried in the Oconee Cemetery.