HARRISON, Byron Patton (Pat) (1881-1941)

Democrat of Mississippi

0th congressional district

Served in Senate 1919-1941

Served in House 1911-1919

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HARRISON, Byron Patton (Pat), Representative and a Senator from Mississippi; born at Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss., August 29, 1881; attended the public schools; briefly attended the University of Mississippi and the University of Louisiana at Baton Rouge; taught school at Leakesville, Miss., and also studied law; admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Leakesville, Miss.; district attorney for the second district of Mississippi 1906-1910, when he resigned; moved to Gulfport, Miss., in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1918; reelected in 1924, 1930, and again in 1936 and served from March 4, 1919, until his death; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Seventy-seventh Congress; chairman, Committee on Finance (Seventy-third through Seventy-seventh Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., June 22, 1941; services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Gulfport, Miss.
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