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  Harrison, Byron P. "Pat"
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  1930-01-01  
 
NameByron P. "Pat" Harrison
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Gulfport, Mississippi , United States
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Born August 29, 1881
DiedJune 22, 1941 (59 years)
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Aug 30, 2019 12:27am
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InfoRepresentative and a Senator from Mississippi; born at Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss., August 29, 1881; attended the public schools; briefly attended the University of Mississippi and the University of Louisiana at Baton Rouge; taught school at Leakesville, Miss., and also studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Leakesville, Miss.; district attorney for the second district of Mississippi 1906-1910, when he resigned; moved to Gulfport, Miss., in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1918; reelected in 1924, 1930, and again in 1936 and served from March 4, 1919, until his death; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Seventy-seventh Congress; chairman, Committee on Finance (Seventy-third through Seventy-seventh Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., June 22, 1941; services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Gulfport, Miss.


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  01/03/1941 President Pro Tempore Won 71.74% (+43.48%)
  07/22/1937 Majority Leader Lost 49.33% (-1.33%)
  11/03/1936 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/25/1936 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 65.51% (+32.28%)
  11/04/1930 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/29/1928 US President - D Convention Lost 1.62% (-67.42%)
  11/04/1924 MS US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/09/1924 US President - D Convention Lost 1.37% (-24.96%)
  07/06/1920 US President - D Convention Lost 0.36% (-35.21%)
  11/05/1918 MS US Senate Won 95.04% (+90.08%)
  08/20/1918 MS US Senate - D Primary Won 52.71% (+11.67%)
  11/07/1916 MS - District 06 Won 94.65% (+89.30%)
  11/03/1914 MS - District 06 Won 95.48% (+90.95%)
  11/05/1912 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1910 MS - District 06 Won 99.43% (+98.86%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MS Governor - D Runoff - Aug 29, 1939 D Martin S. Conner
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 07, 1930 R John J. Parker