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Albert Edward Harris, business executive.


Harris, Albert Edward was born on July 2, 1932 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Howard Irving and Miriam Anna (Weiss) Harris.


AB, Harvard University, 1953. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1955.


With Procter & Gamble Company, 1957-1987, vice president packaged soap and detergent division, 1976-1977, Cincinnati, vice president international Brussels, 1978-1979, group vice president worldwide industrial divisions Cincinnati, 1980-1981, group vice president, packaged soap and detergent division, bar soap and household cleaning products division, beauty care division, also health and personal care division, 1981-1987, senior vice president advertising and management systems, 1985-1987, retired. Co-owner, chairman board EDB Holdings, Inc. (optical chain stores), since 1987.

Board directors Metaphor Computer Systems, Mount View, California, TEKNA Corporation, Redwood City, California, PRIAM Corporation, San Jose, Calf., S-TRON, Inc., Belmont, California. Trustee Fifth-Third Bank Mutual Funds, Cincinnati. Advisory board Innovation Associates, Framingham, Massachusetts.


Board directors, executive committee The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. Chairman Gamble Institute Medical Research, Cincinnati. Past chairman Cincinnati United Fine Arts Fund.

Advisory board Kellogg Graduate School Business Administration, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Served with Army of the United States, 1955-1957. Member of Queen City, Harvard, Harvard Business School, Tennis, Commonwealth, Cincinnati Country (Cincinnati).


Married Sandra Stewart, September 25, 1954. Children: Susan, David, John, Emily.

Howard Irving Harris

Miriam Anna (Weiss) Harris

Sandra Stewart

Susan Harris

David Harris

John Harris

Emily Harris