HARRISON, Francis Burton

HARRISON, Francis Burton
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1873–1957

Biography

HARRISON, Francis Burton, a Representative from New York; born in New York City December 18, 1873; was graduated from Cutler School at New York City, from Yale University in 1895, and from the New York Law School in 1897; instructor in the New York Night Law School 1897-1899; was admitted to the bar in 1898; served during the war with Spain in Troop A, New York Volunteer Cavalry, from May 19 to June 20, 1898, and was captain and assistant adjutant general, United States Volunteers, from June 20, 1898, to January 31, 1899; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); did not seek renomination in 1904, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York; elected to the Sixtieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1907, until his resignation, effective September 1, 1913; Governor General of the Philippine Islands 1913-1921; resided in Scotland 1921-1934; appointed adviser to the president of the Philippine Commonwealth in November 1935 and served for ten months; in May 1942 was again appointed to the same position; United States Commissioner of Claims in the civil service of the United States Army in Manila from November 1946 to February 1947; served as an adviser to the first four presidents of the Philippine Republic after their independence in 1946; resided in Spain for six years, returning to Califon, Hunterdon County, N.J., in August 1957; died in Flemington, N.J., November 21, 1957; interment in Manila Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

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

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External Research Collections

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library

Williamsburg, VA
Papers: 1786-1932, 579 items. Correspondence and family papers.

American Philosophical Society Library

Philadephia, PA
Papers: In the Victor Heiser papers, 1890-1972, ca. 30 linear feet. Harrison among subjects covered.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926, 22 linear feet. Register.
Papers: In the Stephen Bonsal papers, 1890-1973, 16.8 linear feet. Harrison included among correspondents.

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: In the Austin Craig and family papers, 1733-1956, 5.75 cubic feet. Subjects covered include Harrison.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Joseph Ralston Hayden papers, 1854-1948, 56 linear feet. Harrison included among correspondents.
Papers: In the William Butts Mershon papers, 1848-1943, 47 linear feet. Subjects include Harrison.

University of Michigan
Special Collections Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Anti-Imperialist papers, 1903-1922, 597 items. Harrison included among subjects covered.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Harrison, Francis Burton. Archibald Cary of Carysbrook, Virginia. [Charlottesville, Va.: Jarman's Incorporated, printers, 1942.

------. Burton Chronicles of Colonial Virginia: Being excerpts from the existing records, particularly relating to the Burtons of the Valley of the James and Appomattox, with especial reference to the ancestry of Jesse Burton of Lynchburg (1750?-1795). [Darmstadt: L. C. Wittich], 1933. Reprint, Hartford, Ky.: Cook & McDowell Publications, [1979].

------. The Corner-stone of Philippine Independence. New York: The Century Co., 1922.

------. Origins of the Philippine Republic; extracts from the diaries & records of Francis Burton Harrison. Tangier: Powderhouse Press, 1951. Reprint, edited and annotated by Michael P. Onorato. Ithaca, N.Y.: Southeast Asia Program, Dept. of Asian Studies, Cornell University, [1974].

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