Thomas W. Harrison

Thomas Walter Harrison ( * August 5, 1856 in Leesburg, Virginia; † May 9, 1935 in Winchester, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1916 and 1929 he represented two times the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Harrison attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1879 was admitted to the bar he began in Winchester to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1887 and 1894 he sat in the Senate of Virginia. In the years 1901 and 1902 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. From 1895 to 1916 he was a judge in the 17th Judicial District of Virginia. In the meantime, he published the newspaper Winchester Times.

Following the resignation of Mr James Hay Harrison was at the due election for the seventh seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 7, 1916. After three re- elections he could remain until December 15, 1922 in Congress. On this day he had to be Madat to John Paul Jr. cede, who had successfully challenged the election results of 1920. In Harrison's time in Congress were, among others, the First World War and the ratification of the 18th and the 19th Amendment.

In 1922, Thomas Harrison was re-elected to Congress, where he replaced John Paul again on March 4, 1923. After two re- elections, he could spend another two parliamentary terms in Congress until March 3. In 1928, he was not confirmed. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Harrison practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 9 May 1935 in Winchester.