Hamilton Harris

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Hamilton Harris
Hamilton Harris (1820–1900).png
Member of the New York State Senate
In office
Constituency13th District
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
Constituency3rd District
Personal details
Born(1820-05-01)May 1, 1820
Preble, New York
DiedDecember 14, 1900(1900-12-14) (aged 80)
Albany, New York
Resting placeAlbany Rural Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lucy Moody Rogers
EducationUnion College
OccupationLawyer, politician

Hamilton Harris (May 1, 1820 – December 14, 1900) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


Hamilton Harris was born in Preble, New York on May 1, 1820.[1] He graduated from Union College in 1841. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1845, and practiced in Albany.[2] He married Lucy Moody Rogers (1829–1898).

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Albany Co., 3rd D.) in 1851; and District Attorney of Albany County from 1854 to 1856.[3]

He was a member of the New York State Republican Committee from 1864 to 1870; and a member of the Board of Capitol Commissioners from 1865 to 1875.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (13th D.) from 1876 to 1879, sitting in the 99th, 100th, 101st and 102nd New York State Legislatures.

In 1885, he was elected a Regent of the University of the State of New York.[4]

He died in Albany on December 14, 1900, and was buried at the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York.[2]


  1. ^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. I. James T. White & Company. 1893. p. 414. Retrieved April 21, 2021 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b "Death List of a Day: Hamilton Harris" (PDF). The New York Times. Albany. December 16, 1900. p. 7. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Hutchins, Stephen C. (1870). The New York Civil List. Weed, Parsons & Company. pp. 470, 540. Retrieved April 21, 2021 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "The New Regents" (PDF). The New York Times. March 11, 1885. p. 2. Retrieved April 21, 2021.

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New York State Assembly
Preceded by
Robert H. Pruyn
New York State Assembly
Albany County, 3rd District

Succeeded by
Teunis Van Vechten Jr.
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Jesse C. Dayton
New York State Senate
13th District

Succeeded by
Edward M. Madden