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Harrison Henry Atwood

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by Michael J. McEttrick
Succeeded by Samuel J. Barrows

In office
1887 – 1889

Born August 26, 1863
North Londonderry, Vermont
Died October 22, 1954
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Clara Stein
Children Harrison Henry Atwood, Jr., August Stein Atwood
Profession Architect

Harrison Henry Atwood (August 26, 1863 – October 22, 1954) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born at the home of his grandmother in North Londonderry, Vermont, Atwood attended the public schools of Boston, Massachusetts. He studied architecture and engaged in that profession in Boston.



Atwood was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897). Atwood defeated incumbent Democrat Michael J. McEttrick.[1]


Atwood was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He resumed his former profession in Boston. He was again a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1915, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1927, and 1928. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He resumed his profession as an architect in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, in April 1938. He died in Boston, Massachusetts, October 22, 1954. He was interred in Forest Hills Cemetery.


PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places designed by H.H. Atwood


  1. ^ FIGHTING 10TH. District Captured by the Republicans. Atwood Leads in the Exciting Race. Elected to Congress Beyond Doubt. McEttrick Second and 1029 Behind. But He Led McNary by No Less Than 1655 Votes. Fitzgerald in 9th Defeats Jesse M. Gove. Both Cronan and Coakley Left Out in the Cold. FITZGERALED'S FIGHT. How He Defeated Jesse Gove in the 9th Congressional District. FULLER THE VICTOR. He Defeats Both Cronan and Coakley for the Senate., Boston, MA: Boston Daily Globe, November 7, 1894, p. 1.  


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