Carter Harrison, Sr.
|Carter Harrison, Sr.|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 2nd district
|Preceded by||Jasper D. Ward|
|Succeeded by||George R. Davis|
|29th Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||Monroe Heath|
|Succeeded by||John A. Roche|
|33rd Mayor of Chicago|
1893 – 1893 (assassinated in office)
|Preceded by||Hempstead Washburne|
|Succeeded by||George Bell Swift|
February 15, 1825|
Fayette County, Kentucky
October 28, 1893 (aged 68)|
|Resting place||Graceland Cemetery, Uptown, Chicago, Illinois|
Sophonisba Grayson Preston
|Children||William , Caroline Dudley, Carter Henry, Hebe Grayson, Randolf, Harry Grayson, William Preston, Gracie, Edith|
Carter Henry Harrison, Sr. (February 15, 1825 – October 28, 1893) was an American politician who was mayor of Chicago from 1879 until 1887; he was elected to a fifth term in 1893 but was assassinated before completing his term.
He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives. Harrison was the first cousin twice removed of President William Henry Harrison. He is also related to President Benjamin Harrison. His son, Carter Harrison, Jr. would later become Mayor of Chicago.
Harrison was born on February 15, 1825 in Fayette County, Kentucky. He studied at Yale University. He was married two times and secretly engaged to another before his death. Harrison died on October 28, 1893 after being shot and killed in his home in Chicago, Illinois, aged 68.
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