George Emrick Harris - Mississippi Congressman - Mathew Brady Imperial CDV Photo

Your Passion Is Our Promise... Authentic Autographs, Fine Art & Antiquities George Emrick Harris (by Mathew Brady) Vintage CDV Photograph

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George Emrick Harris (January 6, 1827 - March 19, 1911), 19th century United States Congressman from Mississippi, original 1800s Imperial Carte-de-visite photograph, produced by Mathew Brady's Galleries of New York City and Washington, D.C.

Born in Orange County, North Carolina, Harris moved to Tennessee and thence to Mississippi. He attended the common schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1854 and practiced. He entered the Confederate States Army and served as lieutenant colonel until the close of the Civil War. Harris was elected district attorney in 1865 and reelected in 1866. Upon the readmission of the State of Mississippi to representation he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses and served from February 23, 1870 to March 3, 1873. He was Attorney General of the State of Mississippi 1873-1877. Harris was Lieutenant Governor 1877-1879. He engaged as an author of books on legal subjects.

In the mid 1860s Mathew Brady began manufacturing his "Imperial Carte-de-Visite" photographs, or "Cabinet cards" as they would later
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