Ira Harris

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(31 May, 1802 -- 2 December, 1875) Harris was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Charleston, Montgomery County, N.Y., Harris studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1827. Harris was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846 and a member of the State senate in 1847. Additionally, Harris served as justice of the State supreme court from 1847 until 1859 when he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of New York Delegation—The Road to Civil War, New York Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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