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Benjamin Franklin Harris

Benjamin Franklin Harris, American banker. Member of committee on ocean transportation, Chamber Commerce United States of America; Mason.

Background

  • Harris, Benjamin Franklin was born on September 30, 1868 in Champaign Company, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Hickman and Mary Melissa (Megrue) Harris.

  • Education

    • Student of University of Illinois, 1889. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1892.

    Career

    • President 1st National Bank, Champaign, Illinois (bank owned by self and brother). Interested in farm lands and business enterprises. Progressive.

    Politics

    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Religion

    The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.

    Membership

    Member of committee on ocean transportation, Chamber Commerce United States of America.

    Connections

    • Married May Melish, December 5, 1895.
    • father: Henry Hickman Harris
    • mother: Mary Melissa (Megrue) Harris
    • spouse: May Melish
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    Born September 30, 1868
    Died December 19, 1920
    (aged 52)
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