Winder R. Harris

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<!-- This article was automatically created by polbot from http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000260. The prose may be stilted, and there may be grammatical and Wikification errors. Please improve in any way you see fit. -->Winder Russell Harris (December 3, 1888 - February 24, 1973) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Born in Wake County (now a part of Raleigh), North Carolina, Harris attended the public schools and St. Mary's College (now Belmont Abbey College), Belmont, North Carolina.He served in various editorial positions on newspapers in North Carolina and Virginia 1908-1918.He served as member of the staff of Universal Service in Washington, D.C. from 1918 to 1925.He served as assistant secretary to the American delegation to the International Narcotics Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1924 and 1925.<!-- A grammar fix may be needed here. -->Managing editor of the Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Virginia from 1925 to 1941.

Harris was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress, April 8, 1941, in a special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Colgate W. Darden, Jr..He was reelected to the Seventy-eighth Congress and served from April 8, 1941, until his resignation on September 15, 1944.He engaged as vice president, Shipbuilders' Council of America, in Washington, D.C., until his retirement December 31, 1958.He served as vice chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Alexandria Redevelopment and...
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