William J. Harris

William J. Harris

William Julius Harris
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
March 4, 1919 – April 18, 1932
Preceded by Thomas W. Hardwick
Succeeded by John S. Cohen
Personal details
Born (1868-02-03)February 3, 1868
Georgia
Died April 18, 1932(1932-04-18) (aged 64)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic

William Julius Harris (February 3, 1868 – April 18, 1932) was a Charles Hooks, who had been a Representative from North Carolina, and son-in-law of Joseph Wheeler, Confederate General and Representative from Alabama.

Early life

Harris was born in United States Census Bureau; in 1915 he resigned to become a member of the Federal Trade Commission. Harris was Acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce from 1913 to 1915 and a member of the Federal Trade Commission 1915-1918, when he resigned to become a candidate for the U.S. Senate. He was chairman of the commission 1917-1918. In 1918, he was elected as a Democrat to the Senate, and reelected in 1924 and 1930; his service was from March 4, 1919 until his death. While in the Senate, Harris was a member of the National Forest Reservation Commission from 1929 to 1932. He died of a heart attack in Washington, D.C., and funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States