Harris, Herbert E., 1926-

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American public opinion pollster.

From the description of Herbert Harris reports, 1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867626

U.S. Representative from Virginia's 8th Congressional District.

From the description of Papers of Herbert E. Harris [manuscript] ca. 1974-1981. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647824734

Herbert E. Harris II was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 14, 1926. He did his undergraduate work at Missouri Valley College, Rockhurst College, and the University of Notre Dame, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degrees. Harris earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law School but his education was interrupted in 1942 when he served as an U. S. naval officer during World War II. He settled in Fairfax County in 1956 and became involved in civic affairs; in 1967 he made his first campaign for public office and was elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

He was involved in concerns beyond northern Virginia; as an attorney specializing in international trade he helped draft America's first Food for Peace law in 1955. Seven years later, he drafted parts of President John F. Kennedy's Trade Expansion Act of 1962. In 1974 Harris was elected to Congress from Virginia's Eighth District as the state's first Catholic congressman. Harris served on the House Post Office and Civil Service committees and the House's District of Columbia committee. He chaired the House Subcommittees on the Bicentennial, Environment, and International Community during his first term. Harris was also an active member of the Environmental Study Conference and a founders of the Caucus of New Democratic House Members.

From the guide to the Herbert E. Harris II Papers, ca. 1974-1981, (University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.)

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referencedIn Bingham, Alfred M. (Alfred Mitchell), 1905-. Alfred Mitchell Bingham and the Common Sense collection, 1905-1979 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Harris, Herbert E., II, 1926-. Herbert E. Harris II : commercials , 1982. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
creatorOf Harris, Herbert E., 1926-. Papers of Herbert E. Harris [manuscript] ca. 1974-1981. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harris, Herbert. Herbert Harris reports, 1956. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Crime Writers' Association (Great Britain). Crime Writers' Association letters, 1958-1972. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Manassas National Battlefield Park (Va.)
Educational law and legislation
Criminal law
Agricultural laws and legislation
Equal rights amendments
Labor laws and legislation
Social security--Law and legislation
Small business--Law and legislation
Public works
Civil rights
Transportation--Law and legislation
Postal service--Law and legislation
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation
Public health laws
Oil industries--Deregulation
Civil service
Tenants' Tax Justice Bill
Constitutional law
Emigration and immigration law
Consumer protection
Gun control
Landlord and tenant
Abortion--Law and legislation
Petroleum law and legislation
Veterans--Law and legislation
Housing--Law and legislation
Banking law
Energy policy
Radio advertising
Firearms--Law and legislation
Taxation--Law and legislation
Interstate commerce
Public lands
Public opinion
Environmental law
National parks and reserves
Natural resources
Advertising, political


Birth 1926-04-14


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