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Harvey Thomas Harrison (1884 - after 1922)



Harvey Thomas Harrison of Little Rock was born January 6, 1884, in Lockesburg, Sevier county, Arkansas, and is a son of the Rev. WILLIAM RINGGOLD and ALICE VIRGINIA (GRADY) HARRISON. The father was born December 22, 1853, on a farm in Itawamba county, Mississippi, while the mother's birth occurred on a farm in Sevier county, Arkansas, December 25, 1864. They were married at Lockesburg, Arkansas, on the 4th of October, 1882, and through the intervening years Rev. Mr. Harrison has devoted his life to the work of the ministry, laboring earnestly at various places to which he has been called. His political allegiance is given to the democratic party. To him and has wife have been born five sons and four daughters, of whom two daughters died in infancy.

Harvey T. Harrison, who was the eldest in his father's family, obtained his education in various towns of Arkansas as his father went from place to place, according to the itinerant custom of the Methodist ministry in that day. At length he became a student in Hendrix College at Conway, Arkansas, and there won his Bachelor of Arts degree upon graduation with the class of 1906. Thus he laid broad and deep in his literary training the foundation upon which has been reared the superstructure of his professional knowledge. He afterward took up the study of law and was admitted to the Arkansas bar in June, 1911. Since that time he has steadily engaged in practice. He became assistant attorney for the Rock Island Railway Company for Arkansas on the 15th of March, 1915, and on the 1st of January, 1916, he became a partner in the firm of Buzbee, Pugh & Harrison, a connection that has since been maintained. Mr. Buzbee is the attorney for the Rock Island in Arkansas and Louisiana and the two other members of the firm are acting as assistant attorneys. They also enjoy an extensive private practice and the clientage of the firm has connected them with much important litigations heard in the courts of the southwest.

On the 14th of December, 1911, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Harrison to Miss NELLIE EVANS McCAUGHEY, who was born in Camden, Arkansas, August 30, 1887. She attended Galloway college of Arkansas and afterward continued her education in Bellmont College in Tennessee. By her marriage she has become the mother of one son, JOHN McCAUGHEY, who was born October 27, 1912.

Mr. Harrison is a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church, South, of Little Rock and his political allegiance is given to the democratic party. He belongs to the Country Club, to the Spring Lake Club and to the Dilly Club and is much interested in these organizations. His genial, social nature makes for popularity wherever he is known and his friends in Little Rock and the state are legion.

Source: Centennial History of Arkansas, Volume II published in 1922 by the S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock. Pages 478-9.

Submitted by: Charlotte Broze

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