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Arthur Ringland Harris, American army officer. Decorated Order Condor of Andes (Bolivia); Order of Merit of Juan Pablo Duarte (Dominican Republic); Order of Abdel Calderon (Ecuador), Legion of Merit (United States). member military committee United States Delegation United Nations, 1949; Mason.


Harris, Arthur Ringland was born on August 1, 1890 in Norfolk, Nebraska, United States. Son of Edmund Coleman and Anna Rosa (Mulholland) Harris.


Student St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., 1906-1908, University of Nevada, 1908-1910. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1914.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, United States Army, June 12, 1914, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, March 14, 1943. Served as captain and major, assistant chief of staff, G-3, of 87th and 80th Divisions, 1917-1918, secretary of general staff, Third Army, Coblenz, Germany, 1919-1920. Military attache, Central American Republics, 1931-1935.

Professor military science and tactics, Harvard, 1935-1939. War Department general staff, 1939-1941. Assistant chief of staff, G-2, Eastern Defense Command, and First Army.

Governors Island, New York, 1942. Military attache, American Embassy, Mexico City, 1943, Argentina, 1945-1946. President Institute of Inter-American Affairs and Inter-American Ednl.

Foundation, 1946-1948. Member military committee United States Delegation United Nations, 1949. Chairman advisory council Jonathon Dickinson State Park.


Member military committee United States Delegation United Nations, 1949. Mason.; Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase Country (Washington). Member American Olympic Polo Team, 1920.


Married Helen Curtice Abbott, January 27, 1934.

Edmund Coleman Harris

Anna Rosa (Mulholland) Harris

Helen Curtice Abbott