Duncan E. Harrison

District 2 Commissioner
1862 to 1865


Born 1829, died 1924

Duncan Harrison was an early Colorado pioneer who arrived in 1859 from Iowa. He was born in Cornwall, Ontario, and prior to moving West worked as a carpenter, joiner and pattern maker. On arriving in Colorado, Harrison placer mined in Gilpin County for a few months before moving to Golden where he spent the rest of his life. For many years he was a building contractor before opening a drug store on Washington Avenue in 1883, which he operated as a registered pharmacist until the age of 90. He also ran a dancing academy in Golden for many years.

Duncan Harrison