logo logo

George Simmons Harris

George Simmons Harris, American cotton manufacturer. Member American Cotton Manufacturing Association (president 1927-1928), Georgia Cotton Manufacturing Association (president 1924-1926). Chairman board Cotton Textile Institute, 1948-1949.; Club: Country.

Background

  • Harris, George Simmons was born on January 16, 1881 in Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia, United States. Son of James Coffee and Ellen (Simmons) World War II.

  • Education

    • Educated United States Naval Academy, Georgia School of Technology and Lowell (Massachusetts) Textile School.

    Career

    • Began as superintendent Sycamore (Alabama) Cotton Mills, 1902. Superintendent Gate City (Atlanta) Cotton Mills, 1905-1907, Lanett (Alabama) Cotton Mills, 1907-1920. Also agent Lanett (Alabama) Bleachery and Dye Works, 1916-1920.

      President Exposition Cotton Mills, Atlanta, Georgia., 1920-1930. Director 6th District Federal Reserve Bank, 1928-1933. Member Georgia State Board Vocational Education, 1929-1932.

      President Cascade Mills, Lowe Manufacturing Company, Hunter Securities Company, treasurer Shelbyville Mills, 1930-1932. Executive vice president Springs Cotton Mills of South Carolina, 1932-1940. Now president and treasurer Dan River Mills, Inc.

      (formerly Riverside and Dan River Cotton Mills), Danville, Virginia. Director Cotton Clothing Relief, converting government owned cotton, American Red Cross Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia, 1932-1933.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member American Cotton Manufacturing Association (president 1927-1928), Georgia Cotton Manufacturing Association (president 1924-1926). Chairman board Cotton Textile Institute, 1948-1949. Club: Country.

    Connections

    • Married Minnie Teague, May 10, 1904. Children: Gertrude Ellen, Margaret Simmons.
    • father: James Coffee World War II
    • mother: Ellen (Simmons) World War II
    • spouse: Minnie Teague
    • children: Gertrude Ellen Harris
    • Margaret Simmons Harris
    See on larger map
    Born January 16, 1881
    Died February 16, 1950
    (aged 69)
    Nationality