HARRISON, John Scott (1804-1878)

HARRISON, JOHN SCOTT, (son of President William Henry Harrison of Ohio, grandson of Benjamin Harrison of Virginia, father of President Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, and great-grandfather of William Henry Harrison of Wyoming), a Representative from Ohio; born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., October 4, 1804; completed preparatory studies; studied medicine but abandoned the profession; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; retired to his estate ``Point Farm,'' near North Bend, Ohio, and died there May 25, 1878; interment in the Harrison Tomb, North Bend, Ohio.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1806-1875, 298 items.
Includes land records, material on difficulties as a farmer, and correspondence while in Congress.

Papers: In William Henry Harrison papers, 1734-1939, 11 containers.
Published index. Also on microfilm (3 reels).

Papers: In Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) papers, 1787-1938, 900 containers.
Published index. Also on microfilm (151 reels).

Papers: In the papers of the Short, Harrison, and Symmes families, 1760-1878, 12.4 linear feet.
Register.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: In the Lewis D. Campbell papers, 1850-1877, 0.25 cubic feet.
Harrison included among correspondents.