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Bryon Patton "Pat" Harrison (August 29, 1881 - June 22, 1941) was a Mississippi politician who served as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919 and in the United States Senate from 1919 until his death. http://bioguide. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) Senators Thad Cochran (R) Trent Lott (R) Official language(s) English Area 125,546 km² (32nd)  - Land 121,606 km²  - Water 3,940 km² (3%) Population (2000)  - Population 2,697,243 (31st)  - Density... The Democratic Party, founded in 1792, is the second-oldest political party in the world (after the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom). ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...

He was born at Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Following an education in the local Mississippi public schools, he briefly attended the University of Mississippi and the University of Louisiana at Baton Rouge. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1902, and commenced practice shortly thereafter in Leakesville, Mississippi. Crystal Springs is a city located in Copiah County, Mississippi. ... Leakesville is a town located in Greene County, Mississippi. ...

When the Senate majority leader’s job opened up in 1937, Harrison went after it. Nose counts put him in a tie with Kentucky’s Alben Barkley. Harrison’s campaign manager asked Theodore G. Bilbo, the other member from Mississippi, to consider voting for his fellow Mississippian. Bilbo said he would cast in favor of Harrison only if he were personally asked. However, Harrison loathed Bilbo and hadn’t spoken to him in years. His response was swift: “Tell the son of a bitch I wouldn’t speak to him even if it meant the presidency of the United States.” Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877–April 30, 1956) was a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky and the thirty_fifth Vice President of the United States. ... Theodore Gilmore Bilbo (October 13, 1877–August 21, 1947) was an American politician. ...

When the ballots were in, Pat Harrison was a one-vote loser. But his reputation as the senator who wouldn’t speak to his home-state colleague remained intact.

Lewis Lord, U. S. News & World Report, June 17, 1996, p. 12.

Harrison served on the Committee on Finance and was chairman of that body from 1933 to 1941 (Seventy-third through Seventy-seventh Congresses). He served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Seventy-seventh Congress. The United States Senate, according to the United States Constitution, (Article I), is required to choose a President Pro Tempore (or, president for a time, often shortened to President Pro Tem), who presides over the Senate in the absence of the Vice President. ...

Preceded by:
James K. Vardaman
U.S. Senator from Mississippi
Succeeded by:
James O. Eastland
Preceded by:
William H. King
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
January 6, 1941June 22, 1945
Succeeded by:
Carter Glass
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