Mayor of Chicago, 1897-1905, 1911-1915
- Democratic Party
- Elected 37th mayor of Chicago April 6, 1897; defeated John Maynard Harlan (Independent Republican), Nathaniel C. Sears (Republican) and six others including John Glambock (Socialist Labor) and Washington Hesing (Independent Democrat)
- Elected to second term as mayor April 4, 1899; defeated John P. Altgeld (Municipal Ownership), Zina R. Carter (Republican) and three others
- Elected to third term as mayor April 2, 1901; defeated John Collins (Socialist), Elbridge Hanecy (Republican), Avery E. Hoyt (Prohibition), Gus Hoyt (Socialist Democrat), John R. Pepin (Socialist Labor) and Thomas Rhodes (Single Tax)
- Elected to fourth term as mayor April 7, 1903; defeated Charles L. Breckon (Socialist), Daniel L. Cruice (Independent Labor), Thomas L. Haines (Prohibition), Henry Sale (Socialist Labor) and Graeme Stewart (Republican)
- Won primary election February 28, 1911, defeating Edward F. Dunne and Andrew J. Graham
- Elected 40th mayor of Chicago (fifth term) April 4, 1911; defeated William A. Brubaker (Prohibition), Charles Merriam (Republican), A. Prince (Socialist Labor) and W.E. Rodriguez (Socialist) in general election
- Inauguration to first term: April 15, 1897
- Inauguration to second term: April 10, 1899; inaugural address not delivered
- Inauguration to third term: April 8, 1901; inaugural address not delivered
- Inauguration to fourth term: April 20, 1903; inaugural address not delivered
- Inauguration to fifth term: April 17, 1911; inaugural address not available
- Born April 23, 1860 in Chicago. He was the first Chicago-born mayor.
- Studied in Germany for three years until his mother’s death in 1876
- Married Edith Ogden, a New Orleans belle, in 1887; together they had two children.
- Graduated from Loyola University in 1881
- Received law degree from Yale University
- Operated the Chicago Times with his brother from 1891 to 1895
- Closed down famed Everleigh Club, a high-class brothel, in 1911
- Served as a captain with the American Red Cross in France during World War I
- Appointed collector of internal revenue for the federal government in 1933 and held the position for 11 years
- In 1935 published an autobiography, Stormy Years
- Died December 25, 1953 in Chicago
- Buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago
- "C. H. Harrison Rites Are Set for Tomorrow." Chicago Daily Tribune, December 27, 1953, p. 25.
- "Carter H. Harrison is Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, December 26, 1953, p. 1.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.