Harrison, Carter H. (Carter Henry), 1860-1953

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Birth 1860-04-23
Death 1953-12-25

Biographical notes:

Harrison was a lawyer, publisher of the Chicago Times, and mayor of Chicago (1897-1905, 1911-1915).

From the description of Letters, April 3, 1901. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 748839221

Five-term Democratic mayor of Chicago, 1897-1905, 1911-1915.

The son of Carter Henry Harrison III, also a five-term Chicago mayor, Carter IV trained as a lawyer and operated the family-owned Chicago Times, 1891-1894. As mayor, he is known for his victorious fight with traction magnate Charles T. Yerkes, and for suppressing gambling and prostitution. Harrison served in France as a Red Cross captain during World War I; travelled extensively during the 20's; and served as Collector of Internal Revenue, 1933-1944. A patron of the arts, he donated his own substantial collection to the Art Institute of Chicago.

From the description of Carter H. Harrison IV papers, 1637-1953, (bulk 1840-1950). (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 55849799

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  • Autographs--Collections
  • Elections--1901
  • Mayors
  • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
  • Patronage, Political
  • Parent and child--Correspondence
  • Practice of law


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