William Harris (Whig12) Centre, Clinton, Lycoming Counties, 1847-1849
William Harris, born July 12, 1799, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania; son of James and Anne Dunlop Harris; classical education; civil engineer; treasurer, Centre County, two terms; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1847-1849; married, Mary McClenachan, children, Jane Harris, James Harris, married, Mary Whelen Fairlamb Harris, 1837, son George Fairlamb Harris; married, Adaline Miles, 1847; died, October 25, 1865, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania; interment, Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Civil engineer; planned and supervised construction, Bald Eagle Canal, Snowshoe Railroad.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Civil War Veteran, member Grand Army of the Republic.
Treasurer, Centre County, two terms.
Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 12th district, Centre, Clinton, Lycoming Counties, 1847-1849.
Father, Reverend James Harris, cofounder, Bellefonte Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania State Senate, Luzerne, Mifflin, Northumberland Counties 1800-1801 Centre, Lycoming and Mifflin Counties 1801-1805 Centre, Lycoming, Mifflin Counties, 1805-1808.