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John S. Harris

John Spafford Harris (December 18, 1825 – January 25, 1906) was an American politician for the state of Louisiana and member of the Republican Party. Born in Truxton, New York, Harris was a delegate to the Louisiana state constitutional convention in 1868. He was a member of Louisiana State Senate in 1868 and the first Republican U.S. Senator from Louisiana, serving from 1868-1871. Harris was buried at Forestvale Cemetery in Helena, Montana.

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  1. Congressional Directory
United States Senate
Preceded by
Judah P. Benjamin(1)
United States Senator (Class 2) from Louisiana
1868–1871
Served alongside: William P. Kellogg
Succeeded by
Joseph R. West
Notes and references
1. Because of Louisiana's secession from the Union, the Senate seat was vacant from 1861-1868 when Judah P. Benjamin withdrew from the Senate.

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