HARRISON, Burr Powell

HARRISON, Burr Powell
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


HARRISON, Burr Powell, (son of Thomas Walter Harrison), a Representative from Virginia; born in Winchester, Frederick County, Va., July 2, 1904; attended the public schools, Woodberry Forest School, Virginia Military Institute, Hampden-Sydney College, and the University of Virginia; was graduated from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1926; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Winchester, Va.; attorney for Frederick County 1932-1940; served in State senate 1940-1942; judge of the seventeenth judicial circuit and the corporation court of Winchester 1942-1946; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the Eightieth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative A. Willis Robertson, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (November 5, 1946-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; resumed the practice of law; resided in Winchester, Va., until his death there December 29, 1973; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Virginia Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: ca. 1957-1970. More than 14 items in various collections. Personal papers and photographs; routine political papers. Finding aids to most collections.

Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
Handley Regional Library

Winchester, VA
Papers: 1813-1967, 5 boxes. Contains historical and genealogical on the Harrison family.

University of Virginia
Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Stewart E. Brown papers, 1959-1972, 3,000 items. Harrison included among correspondents.
Papers: In the Harry Flood Byrd papers, 1813-1994, ca. 20,000 items. Correspondents include Harrison.
Papers: In the Everett R. Combs papers, 1932-1957, 8,000 items. Correspondents include Harrison.
Papers: In the Robert Whitehead papers, 1958-1960, ca. 500 items. Harrison included among correspondents.
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