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Thomas B. Harrison (1873 - after 1901)

Lewis-KY VA NY DC

Surnames Mentioned: Harrison Voorhees Husbands Burnette Berry Flournoy

THOMAS B. HARRISON, leading member of the Paducah bar, was born on a farm in Lewis county, Kentucky, July 10, 1873, and is a son of Thomas B. and Mary (Voorhees) Harrison. The father was born near Richmond, Virginia, and belonged to a family from which have sprung many noted statesmen. The mother belonged to an equally prominent New York family. They still reside in Lewis county and are among its most esteemed residents. Mr. Harrison now lives retired after an active business life, first as a merchant and then as a tanner. Thomas B. Harrison is one of a family of seven children, four of whom are deceased. He was reared in his native county and was educated in a Cincinnati technical school. At the age of eighteen he left the farm, and after completing his education became associated with his father in the tanning business. In 1893 they sold the tannery, and Thomas went to Washington, D. C., entering the law department of the Columbian University, where he was graduated in 1896. In the same year he was admitted to the bar in Lewis county, and in February, 1897, located for practice at Paducah. Mr. Harrison has had a very successful career in his profession. At times he has been associated in practice with a number of well known attorneys--Colonel L. D. Husbands, Henry Burnette, of Louisville, W. A. Berry and J. C. Flournoy, the latter being his present law partner. In politics Mr. Harrison has been actively identified with the Democratic party. Fraternally he belongs to the Order of Elks, and religiously is a Presbyterian.

Source: Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 565-566 [McCracken]

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