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George B. Harris, American Judge, federal ( law: judicial administration)federal judge. Decorated Knight of Malta, 1962, Knight of St. Gregory, 1966; recipient St. Thomas Moore award, 1966. Member Grand Order Knights of Malta.


Harris, George B. was born on August 16, 1901 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Bernard Dugan and Gertrude Howard Harris.


Doctor of Laws, cum laude, U. San Francisco, 1926.


Born in San Francisco, California, Harris received an LL.B. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1926. He was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1926 to 1941. He was a judge on the California State Courts in 1941.

On June 18, 1946, Harris was nominated by President Harry S. Truman to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California created by 60 Stat. 260. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1946, and received his commission on July 9, 1946. He served as chief judge from 1961 to 1970, assuming senior status on July 31, 1970.

Harris served in that capacity until his death, in 1983.


  • Bar: California 1926.


Member of Grand Order Knights of Malta.


Married Aileen D. Harris, July 22, 1930. 1 child Gail.

Bernard Dugan

Gertrude Howard Harris

Aileen D. Harris

Gail Harris