Born: February 15, 1825
Murdered: October 28, 1893
Carter Henry Harrison Sr was elected to four consecutive two-year terms as Mayor of Chicago. Then, after an unsuccessful run for Governor, he was reelected in 1893 and served as Mayor during the World's Columbian Exposition - a significant cultural event that brought Chicago to worldwide attention. Shortly before the scheduled closing ceremonies of the World's Fair, Mayor Harrison was shot and killed in his own home by Patrick Pendergast, a delusional young man who believed Harrison owed him a political appointment.
His son, similarly named Carter Henry Harrison, became Mayor four years later.