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  Harrison, William H.
NameWilliam H. Harrison
Sheridan, Wyoming , United States
Born August 10, 1896
DiedOctober 08, 1990 (94 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedMr. Matt
Sep 19, 2012 09:55pm
Infoborn in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 10, 1896; attended the public schools of Omaha, Nebr., the Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C., and the College of Agriculture at the University of Nebraska in 1919 and 1920; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a private in the Signal Enlisted Air Corps; was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1925 and practiced in Indianapolis 1925-1936; member of the Indiana house of representatives 1927-1929; was admitted to the Wyoming bar in 1937 and practiced in Sheridan, Wyo.; member of the Wyoming house of representatives 1945-1950; secretary to the Wyoming Interim Committee 1947-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and Eighty-third Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1955); was not a candidate for renomination in 1954, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; regional administrator, Housing and Home Finance Agency, from April 1955 to August 31, 1956; liaison officer, Housing and Home Finance Agency, Washington, D.C., from April 1, 1957, to November 15, 1958; elected to the Eighty-seventh and the Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; elected to the Ninetieth Congress (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1969); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; appointed by President Nixon as a member to the Renegotiation Board of the United States, July 23, 1969, and served until October 4, 1971; was a resident of North Redington Beach, Fla., until his death in St. Petersburg, Fla., on October 8, 1990.


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Father Russell Benjamin Harrison 1854-1936
Grandfather Benjamin Harrison 1833-1901
Great-Grandfather John Scott Harrison 1804-1878
Aunt Mary "Mamie" Scott Harrison McKee 1858-1930
Aunt Elizabeth Harrison Walker 1897-1955
Grandmother Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison 1832-1892
Mother Mary S. Saunders Harrison 0000-
Grandfather Alvin Saunders 1817-1899

  08/20/1968 WY At-Large - R Primary Lost 46.99% (-2.23%)
  11/08/1966 WY At-Large Won 52.30% (+4.60%)
  08/16/1966 WY At-Large - R Primary Won 51.17% (+2.33%)
  11/03/1964 WY At-Large Lost 49.21% (-1.59%)
  11/06/1962 WY At-Large Won 61.38% (+22.76%)
  08/21/1962 WY At-Large - R Primary Won 62.44% (+24.89%)
  11/08/1960 WY At-Large Won 52.29% (+4.58%)
  08/16/1960 WY At-Large - R Primary Won 28.53% (+4.55%)
  11/02/1954 WY US Senate Lost 48.47% (-3.06%)
  11/02/1954 WY US Senate - Special Election Lost 48.44% (-3.12%)
  08/17/1954 WY US Senate- R Primary Won 49.98% (+25.66%)
  08/17/1954 WY US Senate - Special R Primary Won 51.55% (+27.82%)
  11/04/1952 WY At Large Won 60.10% (+20.20%)
  11/07/1950 WY At-Large Won 54.49% (+8.98%)
  11/08/1932 IN District 12 Lost 46.62% (-6.76%)