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HARRIS (Soundex H620) — See also ARRIS, HARR, HARRIES, HARRIS-TUTTLE, HARRISON, HARRISS, HERAZ, HERRIES, HIRES, HORRAS, HYRES, MORRIS-HARRIS, PHARRIS, RAISH, SHIRA, WOODS-HARRIS.

  Harris, O. H. — also known as Ike Harris — Republican. Member of Texas state senate 8th District; elected 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Harris, Oren (1903-1997) — of El Dorado, Union County, Ark. Born in Belton, Hempstead County, Ark., December 20, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; prosecuting attorney, 13th Circuit, 1936-40; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1941-66 (7th District 1941-53, 4th District 1953-66); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956, 1960; U.S. District Judge for Arkansas, 1966. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Lions; American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died February 5, 1997 (age 93 years, 47 days). Interment at Arlington Memorial Park, El Dorado, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Homer Harris and Bettie (Bullock) Harris; married, May 9, 1934, to Ruth Ross.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harris, Oscar See W. Oscar Harris
  Harris, Oscar L. II — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia 1st District, 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Harris, Oswald E. — of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1944, 1948, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, P. H. — of California. Member of California state assembly 14th District, 1861-62. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Pamela Ann (b. 1962) — Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., 1962. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 2014-. Female. Still living as of 2017.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Harris, Pat — of Bryant, Saline County, Ark. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Harris, Patricia Roberts (1924-1985) — also known as Patricia Roberts — of Washington, D.C. Born in Mattoon, Coles County, Ill., May 31, 1924. Democrat. Presidential Elector for District of Columbia, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1964; U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1965-67; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1977-79; U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1979-80; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1980-81. Female. African ancestry. First African-American woman cabinet member; inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2003. Died in Washington, D.C., March 23, 1985 (age 60 years, 296 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married 1955 to William Beasley Harris.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Harris, Patrick Bradley — of Anderson County, S.C. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives 9th District, 1981-82. Still living as of 1982.
  Harris, Paul A. — Candidate for Minnesota state senate 65th District, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Paul Clinton (born c.1964) — also known as Paul C. Harris — of Manassas, Va. Born about 1964. Republican. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1990; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2004; speaker, 2000. African ancestry. Still living as of 2004.
  Harris, Peter — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. American Labor candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 21st District, 1940, 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Phyllis A. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Harris, R. A. — of Marion County, Ore. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, R. B. — of Athens, Clarke County, Ga. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, R. D. — of Ogallala, Keith County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1895. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, R. E. — of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Tex. Postmaster at San Angelo, Tex., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, R. E. — of St. Louis, Mo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, R. W. — U.S. Consular Agent in SAINT Ann's Bay, as of 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Rachel — of Sullivan, Sullivan County, Ind. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Mrs. Ralph A. (d. 1952) — of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kan. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Republican National Committee from Kansas, 1936-40; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1944. Female. Died March 13, 1952. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Ralph M. — of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kan. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1912, 1920 (alternate). Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Raymond — of Lincoln, Benton County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Benton County Democratic Party, 1963. Still living as of 1963.
  Harris, Raymond — of Illinois. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Harris, Raymond A. — Republican. South Carolina Republican state chair, 1969-70. Still living as of 1970.
  Harris, Reese H. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Reginald — of Normandy, St. Louis County, Mo. Candidate for mayor of Normandy, Mo., 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  Harris, Reginald A. — Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state senate 10th District, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  Harris, Reginald L. — of Roxboro, Person County, N.C. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1941-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Richard — of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Richard L. — Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 40th District, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Harris, Richard M. — Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 15th District, 1986, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Harris, Riley — of Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1979; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Harris, Rita — of North Carolina. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Harris, Robert — of Granville County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate from Granville County, 1778-79, 1783-84. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Robert (1768-1851) — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Harris Ferry (now Harrisburg), Dauphin County, Pa., September 5, 1768. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1823-27. Died September 3, 1851 (age 82 years, 363 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of John Harris (1760-1824).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harris, Robert — of Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Sharon; elected 1906, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Robert H. — of Lynch, Boyd County, Neb. Republican. Member of Nebraska state senate, 1922; chair of Boyd County Republican Party, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Robert H. — of Nitro, Kanawha County, W.Va. Republican. Postmaster at Nitro, W.Va., 1928-29. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Robert J. — of Windsor, Windsor County, Vt. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Harris, Robert James (1930-2005) — also known as Robert J. Harris; Bob Harris — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 5, 1930. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; law professor; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1969-73. Jewish. Lithuanian ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Died, of brain lymphoma, in Scio Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 10, 2005 (age 74 years, 278 days). Interment at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Harris and Bertha (Herman) Harris; married to Zelma Jean 'Mimi' Porter.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harris, Robert Orr (1854-1926) — also known as Robert O. Harris — of East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 8, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1889; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1902-11; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 14th District, 1911-13; defeated, 1912; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1921-25. Died in Brockton, Plymouth County, Mass., June 13, 1926 (age 71 years, 217 days). Interment at Central Cemetery, East Bridgewater, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Winslow Harris (1823-1907).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harris, Robert W. — of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Robert W. — of Hunterdon County, N.J. Conservative. Candidate for New Jersey state senate from Hunterdon County, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  Harris, Roger — of Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Harris, Ronald William — Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Harris, Roy V. — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harris, Ruby — of Marion, Marion County, Kan. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1952. Female. Still living as of 1952.
  Harris, Ruby B. — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1960. Still living as of 1960.


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