Member Biography

James Harris 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1800-1801         Republican
1801-1802         Republican
1802-1803         Republican
1803-1804         Republican
1804-1805         Republican
1805-1806         Constitutionalist (Quid)
1806-1807         Constitutionalist (Quid)
1807-1808         Constitutionalist (Quid)


02/26/1755 - 12/02/1826

Reverend James Harris (R ) Luzerne, Mifflin, Northumberland Counties, 1800-1801 (R ) Centre, Lycoming, Mifflin Counties, 1801-1805 (Constitutionalist Quid) Centre, Lycoming, Mifflin Counties, 1805-1809

Early Life:

Reverend James Harris, born February 26,  1755, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Jean Harris; relocated with family in Juniata County; educated at home; Revolutionary War veteran; became Deputy Surveyor, Cumberland County, 1785; married, Ann Nancy Dunlop Harris, 1790, children, Jane Harris Linn, Eliza Harris Dobbins, James D. Harris, William Harris; Chief Surveyor, Mifflin County, 1789; Bellefonte first Postmaster; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1800-1805; elected, Quid, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1805-1808; died, December 2, 1826 (aged 71), Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania; interment, Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Bellefonte first Postmaster.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1800-1805.

Elected, Constitutionalist Quid, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1805-1808.