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Benjamin Franklin Harris

banker

Benjamin Franklin Harris, American banker. Member of committee on ocean transportation, Chamber Commerce United States of America; Mason.

Background

Harris, Benjamin Franklin was born on September 30, 1868 in Champaign Company, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Hickman and Mary Melissa (Megrue) Harris.

Education

Student of University of Illinois, 1889. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1892.

Career

President 1st National Bank, Champaign, Illinois (bank owned by self and brother). Interested in farm lands and business enterprises. Progressive.

Religion

The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Member of committee on ocean transportation, Chamber Commerce United States of America.

Connections

Married May Melish, December 5, 1895.

father:
Henry Hickman Harris

mother:
Mary Melissa (Megrue) Harris

spouse:
May Melish