Biography of John Marshall Harian


Harian, John Marshall. Associate justice United States Supreme Court, 1877-1911. Born in Boyle County, KY, June 1, 1833. Graduated at Centre College, KY, 1850 (LL.D., Bowdoin, 1883; Centre College, and Princeton, 1884). Studied law at Transylvania University; practiced at Frankfort; county judge, 1858. Whig candidate for Congress in Ashland district, 1859; elector on Bell and Everett ticket, 1860. Moved to Louisville in 1867, and practiced law there. Colonel 10th Kentucky regiment in Union Army, 1861-63. Attorney-general Kentucky, 1863-67. Returned to practice. Republican nominee for governor, 1871, and again in 1875; Harian's name was presented by Republican Convention of Kentucky for vice-president of United States in 1872. Member Louisiana Commission, 1877. One of American arbitrators on Bering Sea Tribunal, which met in Paris in 1893. Harian died in 1911.