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Harrison

Bruce Harrison of the Northern Confederation.

Bruce Harrison was a member of the Grand Council from the Northern Confederation and Minister of State in the Cabinet of Governor-General Winfield Scott. Harrison resigned as Minister of State in 1845 (Sobel erroneously gives the year as 1839) to protest Scott's decision to go to war with the United States of Mexico.

In the 1853 Grand Council elections Harrison was nominated by the Unified Liberal Party for Governor-General. The election was dominated by growing popular opposition to the Rocky Mountain War, and Harrison called for the gradual withdrawal of C.N.A. forces from the Rocky Mountain area, and a "peace with dignity" to be negotiated with the U.S.M. In the elections in February 1853 the Unified Liberals lost their majority in the Grand Council, and National Conservative candidate William Johnson was chosen as Governor-General.

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