CS -Harris, Isham Green Jr. - Governor, TN

Isham Green Harris Jr.:
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Born: February 10, 1818
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Birthplace: Franklin County Tennessee
Father: Rev. Isham Green Harris Sr. 1770 – 1840
(Buried: Harris – Dunn Family Cemetery Paris Tennessee)
Mother: Lucy Davidson 1774 – 1856
Wife: Martha Mariah Travis 1822 – 1897
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Children:
Eugene T. Harris 1844 – 1876
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Lt. James Eramus Harris 1846 – 1927
(Buried: Bethlehem Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
George L. Harris 1850 – 1858
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Isham Green Harris III 1858 – 1938
(Buried: Abilene Municipal Cemetery Abilene Texas)
Edwin Kirby Harris Unknown – 1939
(Buried: Oceanview Cemetery Oceanside California)

Political Party: Democratic Party
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Occupation before War:
Store Clerk in Paris Tennessee
Attorney in Paris Tennessee
1847: Tennessee State Senator
1849 – 1853: United States Congressman from Tennessee
1849 – 1851: Member of House Elections Committee.
1849 – 1851: Member of House Navy Expenditures Committee.
1849 – 1851: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee.
1851 – 1853: Chairman of House Invalid Pensions Committee.
1851 – 1853: Member of House Judiciary Committee.
1853 – 1857: Attorney in Memphis Tennessee
1856: Democratic Party Presidential Elector.
1857 – 1862: Governor of Tennessee
1860: Supporter of John C. Breckinridge Presidential Campaign.

Civil War Career:
1857 – 1862: Governor of Tennessee
1861: Stated to Lincoln “Not a single man will be furnished from Tennessee.”
1861: Helped organize and raise Soldiers for Army of Tennessee
1861: seized $75,000.00 from U.S. Customs House in Nashville.
1861: Sent Felix Zollicoffer into Eastern Tennessee.
1862: Aide to General Albert Sidney Johnston at Shiloh
Served on the Staffs as Aide to Johnston, Bragg, Hood and Beauregard
1862: Recognized by Confederate Government as Governor of Tennessee
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Occupation after War:
U.S. Congress passed reward for Harris who they felt was guilty of treason.
1865 – 1867: Lived in Mexico with other former confederates.
1867: Lived in England.
1867 – 1877: Attorney in Memphis Tennessee
1877 – 1897: United States Senator from Tennessee
1878: Supporter of Bland – Allison Act.
1879 – 1881: Member of Senate Committee on Improvement of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
1881 – 1885: Member of Senate Finance Committee
1887 – 1889: Member of Senate Finance Committee
1887 – 1889: Ranking Member of Senate Interstate Commerce committee
1890: Supporter of Sherman Silver Purchase Act.
1891 – 1893: Member of Senate Finance Committee.
1891 – 1893: Ranking Member of Senate Interstate Commerce committee
1893 – 1895: President Pro Tempore of United States Senate
1893: launched a filibuster in trying to prevent repeal of Sherman Act
1895 – 1897: Member of Senate Committee on Finance.
1895 – 1897: Member of Senate Committee on Immigration.
1896: Campaigner for William Jennings Bryan Campaign.
1897: Ranking Member of Senate Committee on Finance.


Died: July 8, 1897
Place of Death: Washington D.C.
Age at time of Death: 79 years old
Place of Funeral: Senate chamber of U.S. Capitol.
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee




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When called upon by Washington for volunteers he replied "Tennessee will not furnish a single man for the purpose of coercion, but 50,000 if necessary for the defense of our rights and those of our Southern brothers."
 
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He was in exile after the war, During the war he wasn't recognized as Andrew Johnson was installed as the military governor of Tennessee. But after the war Harris had a $5,000 bounty on his head for treason. He fled to Mexico and then to England. After 2 years of exile in England he returned to his Memphis law practice.
 
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