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Newton Megrue Harris

Newton Megrue Harris, American banker. Member Illinois Seniors Golf Association, Kappa Sigma.; Mason (32 degree, Shriner).

Background

  • Harris, Newton Megrue was born on July 27, 1872 in Champaign, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Hickman and Melissa M. (Megrue) Harris.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, Lawrenceville (New Jersey) School. Student of University of Illinois, 1890-1891. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1895.

    Career

    • With First National Bank, Champaign, since 1895, president since 1921. Largely engaged in farming.

    Politics

    Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Everyone needs salvation. Everyone can reach salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Membership

    Member Illinois Seniors Golf Association, Kappa Sigma. Mason (32 degree, Shriner). Clubs: Champaign Country.

    Connections

    • Married Miss Burnham, November 17, 1897 (died 1921).; married second, Mary E. Stedman, October 24, 1927. Children: Bruce B., Barbara B. (Mistress.
    • father: Henry Hickman Harris
    • mother: Melissa M. (Megrue) Harris
    • spouses: Miss Burnham
    • Mary E. Stedman
    • children: Bruce B. Harris
    • Barbara B. (Mrs Harris
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