Mark Harris

U.S. Congressperson

1779 – 1843

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Who was Mark Harris?

Mark Harris was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts on January 27, 1779. He attended the common schools, then moved to Portland, Maine in 1800.

He engaged in mercantile pursuits. Harris was elected a member of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1816. He held several local offices, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ezekiel Whitman. He served from December 2, 1822, to March 3, 1823. Harris resumed mercantile pursuits, then was elected a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1830. He served as treasurer of Cumberland County 1824-1832 and 1834-1840. He also served as Maine Treasurer for a brief time.

He moved to New York City in 1842 and engaged in mercantile pursuits there where he died on March 2, 1843. Interment was probably in Old Eastern Cemetery in Portland, Maine.

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1779
Died
1843

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on July 23, 2013

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