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William Welton Harris

William Welton Harris, American publicist.

Background

  • Harris, William Welton was born on February 10, 1866 in Hudson, Michigan, United States. Son of Caleb H. and Eliza (Durling) Harris.

  • Education

    • B.Ph., University of Michigan, 1889.

    Career

    • Began as reporter, Detroit News, 1890. With Chicago Inter Ocean and Chicago Tribune, 1891-1895. New York World and New York Tribune, 1895, New York American, 1896-1901.

      Telegraph editor and Sunday editor, New York Herald, 1901-1905. Managing editor, New York Evening Telegram, 1905-1908. Night editor, New York Herald, 1908-1914.

      Managing editor New York Sun, 1914-1916. Publicity counsel, 1916-1924. Editor American Railroads, 1918-1922.

      Associate editor Railroad Data, 1922-1924. Vice president Fifth Avenue Coach Company, 1924-1927.

    Works

    • Editor American Railroads, 1918-1922. Associate editor Railroad Data, 1922-1924. Vice president Fifth Avenue Coach Company, 1924-1927.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Connections

    • Married Jessie Elizabeth Brown, January 25, 1893. Children: Jean, Janet, Ruth, Elizabeth (deceased).
    • father: Caleb H. Harris
    • mother: Eliza (Durling) Harris
    • spouse: Jessie Elizabeth Brown
    • children: Jean Harris
    • Janet Harris
    • Ruth Harris
    • Elizabeth Harris (deceased)
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    Born February 10, 1866
    Died August 6, 1932
    (aged 66)
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