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Nelson George Harris

Nelson George Harris, American baking company executive. Bar: Pennsylvania 1954.


  • Harris, Nelson George was born on October 4, 1926 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank W. and Ruth (Dukes) Harris Hollett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1948. Bachelor of Laws, Temple University, 1953.


    • Vice president, treasurer Tasty Baking Company, Philadelphia, 1959-1968. President Horn & Hardart Baking Company, 1968-1971. President, chief executive officer Central Valley Company, 1971-1979.

      President, Chief Executive Officer Tasty Baking Company, 1979-1991, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1991-1992, chairman executive committee, since 1992, also board directors. Board directors, vice-chairman, American Water Works, Wilmington, Delaware. Board directors CoreStates Finance Corporation, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Electric Company.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1954.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    President Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia, since 1968, Allegheny West Foundation, since 1980. With United States Navy, 1944-1945. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Philadelphia City of C., Philadelphia Cricket Club (president 1975-1976), Union League (president 1978-1979), Pine Valley Golf Club.

    Clubs: Philadelphia Cricket (president 1975-1976), Union League (president 1978-1979).



    Avocations: golf; tennis. Boating; music.


    • Married Rita Jane Storrie, September 11, 1948. Children: Stephen J., Patricia deBarros, David N., William Randall, Nancy, Thomas G.
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    • 1948
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1953
      Temple University
    • 1959 - 1968
      Vice president, Tasty Baking Company
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1959 - 1968
      treasurer, Tasty Baking Company
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1968 - 1971
      president, Horn & Hardart Baking Company
    • 1971 - 1979
      president, officer Central Valley Company
    • 1971 - 1979
      chief executive, officer Central Valley Company
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