Benjamin Harrison (1888-1960) was a lawyer and Democratic Party leader in California. He served as city attorney for Needles
(1918-37), was appointed U.S. district attorney for the Southern district of California (1937), and U.S. district judge for
the area in 1940. The collection consists of correspondence, briefs, notes, and news clippings.
Harrison was born on December 18, 1888 in San Bernardino, California; studied law privately; admitted to California bar in
1914; became Democratic Party leader in California; practiced at Needles, California (1917-23) and San Bernardino (1923-37);
served as city attorney for Needles, 1918-37; appointed U.S. district attorney for the Southern district of California (1937),
and U.S. district judge for the area in 1940; he died on August 13, 1960.
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
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