08/03/1844 - 03/02/1923

GRAHAM, William Harrison, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, August 3, 1844 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; private, Company A, 2nd Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry (1861-1863, Civil War); corporal, Company A, 5th West Virginia Cavalry (1864-1865, Civil War); employed, Maffit & Old, brass manufacturers; employed, Graham & Spangler, wholesale leather business; president, Mercantile Trust Company; president, Central Accident Insurance Company; treasurer, National Fire Proofing Company; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1875, 1876, 1877 and 1878 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1879 term; engaged, banking; elected, recorder of deeds, Allegheny County (1882-1891); elected, United States Congress (Special Election, November 29, 1898-1903, 1905-1911); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress (1902, 1910); member, board of viewers, Allegheny County (1911-1923); died, March 2, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Highwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Congressional Biography

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, William Harrison Graham went on to serve in congress

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