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In Albany, the combined houses of the New York Legislature elect Ira Harris to the U. S. Senate

Ira Harris, Brady image, circa 1861, detail
02/05/1861
Republicans in the New York legislature had met three days before to met to choose a successor to William H. Seward as United States Senator. On the tenth ballot Harris gained a majority over Horace Greeley, and was nominated in the end unanimously. Three days later the full Senate voted 22-9 and the Assembly 88-31 for him over the Democrats' nominee Horatio Seymour.  Harris served a single term.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"From the State Capital," New York Times, February 6, 1861.

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