Stephen Ross Harris

Stephen Ross Harris ( * May 22, 1824 in Massillon, Ohio; † January 15, 1905 in Bucyrus, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Stephen Harris attended the public schools of his home and then the Washington College in Pennsylvania, the Norwalk Seminary in Ohio and the Western Reserve College, which was then located in Hudson. After studying law and his 1849 was admitted as a lawyer in Columbus, he began to work in this profession. In the same year he transferred his residence and his law firm by Bucyrus. In the years 1852, 1853, 1861, and 1862 he was mayor there. In 1861 he was also Deputy United States Marshal. Otherwise, he practiced as a lawyer continue. In 1893 and 1894 he served as Chairman of the Bar of Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Harris was the candidate of the Republican party in the 13th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Darius D. Hare on March 4, 1895. Since he has not been confirmed in 1896, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again in Bucyrus, where he died on 15 January 1905. His nephew Ebenezer B. Finley (1833-1916) was also a congressman.