Harrison Perry Laird (D39) Westmoreland County 1881-1884
Harrison Perry Laird born 1814 Murrysville, Franklin Township, Westmoreland County, Pa.; son of the Reverend Francis and Mary Moore Laird; Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College), 1837; Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 1837-1838; honorary doctorate of law, Franklin and Marshall College, 1890; principal, Madison Academy, Clark County, Kentucky, 1837-1838; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Locust Dale, Pennsylvania, 1840-1843; attorney, 1842-1897; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Locust Dale, Pennsylvania, 1844-1846; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1848-1850; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1881-1884; trustee, Franklin and Marshall College; died, October 16, 1897, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Murrysville Cemetery, Murrysville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1848-1850.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 39thd district, Westmoreland County, 1881-1884; committee assignments, Appropriations, Judiciary, (General) Retrenchment and Reform.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Mothers father, John Moore, elected, Democratic-Republican, original member, Pennsylvania State Senate, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties, 1790-1794.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1883). Smull, W.P., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 765, 770-772, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 733.
Laird, Harrison P. 39 Westmoreland Dem 104 1881-82
Laird, Harrison P. 39 Westmoreland Dem 105 1883-84