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The Right Honourable
Harrison Redford
Robert Bridges
Chancellor Redford in late 1853
8th Chancellor of Cygnia
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 February 1845 – 8 August 1854
Monarch Theodore II
Deputy Hunter Alston
Preceded by Robert Peel
Succeeded by Hunter Alston
Member of the Cygnian House of Representatives
for Kimberley's 2nd District
In office
23 January 1837 – 8 August 1854
Personal details
Born 7 July 1808
Broome, Kimberley
Cygnia
Died 8 August 1854 (age 46)
Swanstone
Cygnia
Citizenship Cygnian
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Anna Johanssen (1831–1833; her death)
Alma mater University of Kimberley
Occupation Teacher
Religion Church of Cygnia

Harrison Benjamin Redford (7 July 1808 – 8 August 1854) was a Cygnian teacher and statesman who served as the eighth Chancellor of Cygnia from 1845 until his death in 1854. At the time he was elected he was the youngest Chancellor in Cygnian history; he was shortly surpassed by his successor and Vice Chancellor Hunter Alston after his death. Redford was born in the city of Broome, Kimberley into a recently immigrated English family of relatively modest means. He later became a teacher, graduating from the University of Kimberley. He also joined the Democrats, and was elected to Congressional office as Representative for Kimberley's 2nd District after the 1836 federal election. He continued to hold this seat until his death in 1854.

In 1844, Redford decided to run for the Chancellorship in the 1844 election. He won the Democratic leadership, running against fellow Representative Alan Russell from the Capes' 3rd District. Redford went on to win the election, becoming the first Democratic chancellor. He was inaugurated on 6 February 1845.

Redford's nine-year tenure spanned the early years of Theodore II's reign post-regency. As a result, Redford became an important influence on the young Emperor.

He is also known as one of the precursors of the civil rights movement. Redford towards the end of his second term spearheaded the growing popular movement to make peace with the Aboriginal population of Cygnia, which at the time had few rights, if any at all, especially in the new eastern Territories. Redford wrote, introduced and pushed through Congress the Treaty of Marapikurrinya, which guaranteed the rights of Aboriginals, who were granted all the privileges of Cygnian citizenship. The Treaty is considered one of the core documents of the Cygnian state, and is celebrated as Redford's crowning achievement.

On 8 August 1854, just more than a year and six months after being inaugurated for his third term, Redford was assassinated in his office in the Chancellery by Robert Callaway, a white supremacist who detested Redford's left-leaning policies, especially when it came to dealing with Aboriginals. Redford was only 46 when he was killed, and news of his death came as a great shock to the Cygnian people. Possibly as a direct result of his death, Redford's approval ratings skyrocketed on 10 August 1854, two days after he died. Today, Redford is considered a national hero for his significant contribution to Cygnian society, and on 8 August 1904, on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, a statue of him was unveiled by the Aboriginal community of Broome in the city's central square, which was renamed Redford Square in his honour.

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