Francis Burton Harrison

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Francis Burton Harrison was born in New York City 18 December 1873. He was the son of Burton Harrison and Constance (Cary) Harrison and the brother of Fairfax Harrison. He graduated from Yale University in 1895 and from the New York Law School. He served in the Spanish-American War and in Congress from 1907-1913. Harrison was governor-general of the Philippines 1913-1921. He lived in Scotland from 1921-1934. He served as advisor to the governors of the Philippines. Harrison died in Flemington, New Jersey, 21 November 1957. He was the author of Archibald Cary of Carysbrook, Aris Sonis Focisque (The Harrisons of Skimino), Burton Chronicles of Colonial Virginia, The Corner-stone of Philippine Independence, and a Selection of the Letters of Fairfax Harrison.

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