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Herbert Harris

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Preceded by  Stanford E. Parris
Party  Democratic Party
Succeeded by  Stanford Parris
Political party  Democratic
Resigned  January 3, 1981
Name  Herbert Harris

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Born  April 14, 1926 Kansas City, Missouri (1926-04-14)
Alma mater  Notre Dame University Georgetown University Law School
Role  Member of the United States House of Representatives
Died  December 24, 2014, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Residence  Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
Education  University of Notre Dame, Missouri Valley College, Georgetown University Law Center, Rockhurst High School

Preceded by  Frank F. Everest, Jr.

Herbert Eugene Harris II (April 14, 1926 – December 24, 2014) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia. His district included part of Fairfax County.


Early life

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Harris attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, Kansas City from 1930 to 1939. He graduated from Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, 1943. He attended Missouri Valley College, Marshall, from 1944 to 1945, and University of Notre Dame from 1945 to 1946. He earned a B.A. from Rockhurst College in 1948 and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1951. He was admitted to the Missouri and District of Columbia bars in 1951 and commenced practice in Kansas City. He moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 1951. He is the cofounder, vice president, and general counsel of the international trade consultants firm of Warner & Harris, Inc. He served on the Fairfax County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors from 1968 to 1974. He served as member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority from 1968 to 1974. He served as vice-chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from 1970 to 1974.


Harris was elected as a Democrat to the 94th Congress in 1974, defeating incumbent Rep. Stanford E. Parris. He was re-elected to the 95th and 96th Congresses, serving January 3, 1975 to January 3, 1981 overall. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the 97th Congress, defeated by Stanford E. Parris, who regained his former congressional seat. In 1982, Harris attempted a comeback, but lost 48.6%-49.7%. Harris offered sympathy when Stanford E. Parris died in 2010.

Personal life

He resumed the practice of law with firm of Harris & Berg in Washington, D.C. He is a resident of Mount Vernon, Virginia. Harris died on December 24, 2014 at his house on Fairfax County, Virginia, aged 88.[1]


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