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Henry Hiter Harris

Henry Hiter Harris, American banker.

Background

  • Harris, Henry Hiter was born on July 31, 1893 in Louisa County, Virginia, United States. Son of Henry Francis and Lecky Harris.

  • Education

    • Educated public schools of Louisa County, American Institute of Banking.

    Career

    • 1 son, Henry Hiter. Clerk Merchants National Bank, Richmond, Virginia, 1912-1918, auditor, 1919-1920, assistant cashier, 1920-1923, cashier, 1923-1926. Merchants National consolidated with First National to form First and Merchants National Bank of Richmond, 1926, assistant cashier, 1926-1929, assistant vice president, 1929-1934, vice president, 1934-1938, executive vice president, 1938-1939, president since 1939, director since 1935. President and director First National Bank Building Corporation.

      Director and member investment committee Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Life Insurance Company of Virginia. Chairman advising committee R.F.C. Richmond Loan Agency. Director Richmond Fredericksburg & Potmoac Railroad Company, Sulphur Mining and Railroad Company, General Baking Corporation, Tredegar Company, Virginia Fire & Marine Ins Company.

      Director and member Executive Committee Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation Director and member Executive Committee Richmond Area Community Chest. Director Abingdon Barter Theatre.

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Member endowment fund, investment committee, and treasurer of Virginia, for Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation. Member of advisory council University of Virginia Development Fund. Member Newcomen Society of England (treasurer Virginia committee), American Bankers Association (member committee public relations.

    Member commerce and marine commission), United States Chamber of Commerce (commission on policy), Richmond Chamber of Commerce (nat. councilor), Clearing House Association of Richmond (chairman clearing house committee). Served with United States Navy Reserve, 1918-1919. Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner).

    Clubs: Country of Virginia, Deep Run Hunt, Commonwealth (Richmond).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Murdoch, October 16, 1919.
    • father: Henry Francis
    • mother: Lecky Harris
    • spouse: Mary Murdoch
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    Born July 31, 1893
    Died January 13, 1952
    (aged 58)
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