Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
HARRIS, Stephen Ross (1824-1905)

HARRIS, STEPHEN ROSS, (uncle of Ebenezer Byron Finley), a Representative from Ohio; born near Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, May 22, 1824; attended the common and select schools, Washington (Pa.) College, Norwalk (Ohio) Seminary, and Western Reserve College, then at Hudson, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio; moved to Bucyrus, Ohio, the same year and continued the practice of law; mayor of Bucyrus 1852, 1853, 1861, and 1862; deputy United States marshal in 1861; president of the State bar association in 1893 and 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; engaged in the practice of law in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, until his death there January 15, 1905; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.