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Wiley P. Harris

Born: Nov 9, 1818

Death: Dec 3, 1891

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Wiley P. Harris

Date of Birth : Nov 9, 1818
Date of Death : Dec 3, 1891
Birth Place : United States of America

Wiley Pope Harris was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi. Born near Holmesville, Mississippi, Harris attended the common schools and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He was graduated from the law department of Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky, in 1840. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Gallatin, Mississippi. Circuit judge of the second district 1844-1850. He served as member of the State constitutional conventions in 1850, 1861, and 1890. Harris was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854. He resumed the practice of law in Jackson, Mississippi. He served as Member of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States in 1861. He continued the practice of law in Jackson, Mississippi, and died there on December 3, 1891. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.

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