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book publishing executive

Charles Frederick Harris, American Book publishing executive. Served as First 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 (Virginia) State College, 1951-1953;Bachelor of Arts, Virginia State College, 1955;postgraduate, New York University, 1957-1963.

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

  • Other Work

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

Membership

Served as First 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.

father:
Ambrose Edward Harris

mother:
Annie Eula (Lawson) Harris

spouse:
Sammie Lou Jackson

children:
Francis Charlton Harris

Charles Frederick Harris