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Harris, Abram W., Jr., 1890-1958



  • Existence: 1890 - 1958


Abram Winegardner Harris, Jr., was born on June 25, 1890, in Washington, D.C., son of Abram Winegardner, Sr., and Clara (Bainbridge) Harris. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 1912.

Harris served briefly in World War I in naval aviation. His business career alternated from stock broker to farmer and was held together by his work as a free-lance writer for newspapers and magazines. He was married three times and had four children (details are given in the Genealogy folder).

Harris and his third wife, Lucile, took care of his father during much of Abram, Sr.'s, final years, and his portion of the Papers derives most of its value from the information it contains about his father's life and activities.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Abram Winegardner Harris, Sr., (1858-1935) Family Papers

Identifier: 3/13

The Abram Harris Family Papers span two generations of the Harris Family. The first, that of Abram, Sr., is represented here by the period from 1897 to 1935 during which Abram reached the peak of his productive career as an administrator in secondary, higher, and religious education. The generation of Abram, Jr., is represented here primarily by the period from 1929 to 1947, from shortly before the last of his three marriages to the end of these papers.

Dates: 1897-1947