A Democrat from Mississippi, Pat Harrison served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919 and in the U.S. Senate from 1919 until his death in 1941. As chair of the Senate Finance Committee, he shepherded much of the New Deal legislation through Congress. In 1940, his colleagues elected Harrison as President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
Digital Collection Information
The material provided here represents only a fraction of a much larger physical collection whose finding aid is available online. The digital collection currently contains all photographs in the Pat Harrison Collection.
The Pat Harrison Collection finding aid provides further information about Harrison as well as a description of the larger collection. Part of the Harrison Collection appears in a separate C.K. Berryman Cartoons digital collection which features 26 original pen-and-ink political cartoon drawings of Senator Pat Harrison by C.K. Berryman of the Washington Star. For other politically-related holdings in the Archives & Special Collections, see the Politics & Government Subject Guide.
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