Henry S. Harris

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Henry Schenck Harris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Alvah A. Clark (D)
Succeeded by Benjamin Franklin Howey (R)
Personal details
Born December 27, 1850
Belvidere, New Jersey, USA
Died May 2, 1902(1902-05-02) (aged 51)
Belvidere, New Jersey, USA
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Henry Schenck Harris (December 27, 1850, Belvidere, New Jersey - May 2, 1902, Belvidere, New Jersey), was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.

Harris was born in Belvidere, New Jersey on December 27, 1850. He attended the common schools and was graduated from Princeton College in 1870. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Belvidere. He was appointed prosecutor of the pleas for Warren County in March 1877.

Harris was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He died in Belvidere on May 2, 1902, and was interred in Belvidere Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alvah A. Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1881–March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
Benjamin Franklin Howey