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Henry Baldwin Harrison

Henry Baldwin Harrison
52nd Governor of Connecticut
In office
January 8, 1885 – January 7, 1887
Lieutenant Lorrin A. Cooke
Preceded by Thomas M. Waller
Succeeded by Phineas C. Lounsbury
Personal details
Born September 11, 1821
New Haven, Connecticut
Died October 29, 1901 (aged 80)
New Haven, Connecticut
Political party Whig, Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth Osborne Harrison
Alma mater Yale College
Profession lawyer, politician

Henry Baldwin Harrison (September 11, 1821 - October 29, 1901) was a Republican politician and the 52nd Governor of Connecticut.


Harrison was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale College as valedictorian in 1846,[1] where he was a member of Skull and Bones,[2] and studied at Yale Law School.[3] He was a member of Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution. He married Mary Elizabeth Osborne (the daughter of Yale Law School professor and U.S. Representative Thomas Burr Osborne and Ann Sherwood.)


Harrison ran for office as a [4]

From 1885-1887, Harrison served as Governor of Connecticut. His contributions included initiatives on [4]

Death and legacy

Harrison died in New Haven on October 29, 1901 and is interred at Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven.[5] Harrison gave a moving eulogy at the funeral of his cousin, also a Governor of the State of Connecticut, Roger Sherman Baldwin. Harrison said, "It has been well said that Governor Baldwin was a great lawyer. He was an upright, a just, a conscientious and honorable man. Governor Baldwin was a true son of Connecticut. His memory deserves all honors from Connecticut, and from every one of her children."


  1. ^ a b Henry Baldwin Harrison. The governors of Connecticut: biographies of the chief executives. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Millegan, Kris (2003). "The Skeleton Crew". Fleshing Out Skull and Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society. Walterville, OR: Trine Day. pp. 597–690.   "This list is compiled from material from the Order of Skull and Bones membership books at Sterling Library, Yale University and other public records. The latest books available are the 1971 Living members and the 1973 Deceased Members books. The last year the members were published in the Yale Banner is 1969."
  3. ^ "Henry Baldwin Harrison." Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 13 Apr. 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Henry Baldwin Harrison". National Governors Association. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Henry Baldwin Harrison". Find A Grave. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 

External links

  • Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution, 1892-1903 Yearbooks
  • Harrison at Political Graveyard
  • National Governors Association
  • The governors of Connecticut: biographies of the chief executives
  • Find A Grave

Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas M. Waller
Governor of Connecticut
Succeeded by
Phineas C. Lounsbury
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