HARRISON, John Scott

1804–1878

Biography

HARRISON, John Scott, (son of President William Henry Harrison of Ohio, grandson of Benjamin Harrison of Virginia, father of President Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, and great–grandfather of William Henry Harrison of Wyoming), a Representative from Ohio; born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., October 4, 1804; completed preparatory studies; studied medicine but abandoned the profession; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; retired to his estate "Point Farm," near North Bend, Ohio, and died there May 25, 1878; interment in the Harrison Tomb, North Bend, Ohio.

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

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1806-1875, 298 items. Includes land records, material on difficulties as a farmer, and correspondence while in Congress.
Papers: In William Henry Harrison papers, 1734-1939, 11 containers. Published index. Also on microfilm (3 reels).
Papers: In Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) papers, 1787-1938, 900 containers. Published index. Also on microfilm (151 reels).
Papers: In the papers of the Short, Harrison, and Symmes families, 1760-1878, 12.4 linear feet. Register.

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: In the Lewis D. Campbell papers, 1850-1877, 0.25 cubic feet. Harrison included among correspondents.
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