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Charles Frederick Harris

Charles Frederick Harris, American book publishing executive. Served as 1st lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1956. Member Reading is Fundamental (board of directors), Alpha Phi Alpha.

Background

  • Harris, Charles Frederick was born on January 3, 1934 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Son of Ambrose Edward and Annie Eula (Lawson) Harris.

  • Education

    • Student, Norfolk State College, Virginia, 1953. Bachelor, Virginia State College, 1955. Postgraduate, New York University, 1963.

    Career

    • Research analyst, editor Doubleday & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1956-1965. Vice president, general manager subsidiary John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1965-1967. Managing editor, senior editor adult trade division Random House, Inc., 1967-1971.

      Executive director Howard University Press, Washington, 1971-1986. President, chief executive officer Amistad Press, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1986. Formerly adjunct professor journalism Howard University.

    Works

    • Co-editor: Amistad I and II, 1970.

    Membership

    Served as 1st lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1956. Member Reading is Fundamental (board of directors), Alpha Phi Alpha.

    Connections

    • Married Sammie Lou Jackson, December 8, 1956. Children– Francis Charlton, Charles Frederick.
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    • 1953
      Norfolk State College
    • 1955
      Virginia State College
    • 1963
      New York University
    • 1956 - 1965
      Research analyst
    • 1965 - 1967
      vice president, subsidiary John Wiley & Sons
    • 1965 - 1967
      general manager, subsidiary John Wiley & Sons
    • 1971 - 1986
      executive, director Howard University Press
      Washington, United States
    • 1986
      president, officer Amistad Press
    • 1986
      chief executive, officer Amistad Press
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