Harison, Richard, 1747-1829

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1747
Death 1829

Biographical notes:

Attorney and land speculator, New York City.

From the description of Papers, 1730-1920. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477078912

Harison received his Columbia degrees in the same years as John Jay, and they each received an LL.D. from the University of Edinburgh, 1792. He was Secretary of the Regents of New York State, 1784-1790; vestryman, warden, and comptroller of Trinity Church, 1783, 1788-1827, where he is buried; Delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention; Member, New York Assembly, 1788-1789; Trustee, Columbia College, 1788-1829; U.S. District Attorney for New York State, appointed by George Washington, 1789-1801; Recorder, New York City, 1798-1801. His second wife, Frances, was daughter of George Ludlow, jurist and loyalist, and niece of Daniel Ludlow, merchant and banker.

From the description of Richard Harison papers, 1734-[ca. 1900]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 460879964

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Subjects:

  • Constitutional history
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer
  • Land speculation
  • Wills--Cases
  • Real property
  • Families
  • Marine insurance
  • Lawyers--New York (State)--New York
  • Decedents' estates
  • Practice of law

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  • Lawyers
  • Legislators

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)