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George Simmons Harris

cotton manufacturer.

George Simmons Harris, American cotton manufacturer. Member American Cotton Manufacturing Association (president 1927-1928), Georgia Cotton Manufacturing Association (president 1924-1926). Chairman board Cotton Textile Institute, 1948-1949.; Club: Country.

Background

Harris, George Simmons was born on January 16, 1881 in Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia, United States. Son of James Coffee and Ellen (Simmons) World War II.

Education

Educated United States Naval Academy, Georgia School of Technology and Lowell (Massachusetts) Textile School.

Career

Began as superintendent Sycamore (Alabama) Cotton Mills, 1902. Superintendent Gate City (Atlanta) Cotton Mills, 1905-1907, Lanett (Alabama) Cotton Mills, 1907-1920. Also agent Lanett (Alabama) Bleachery and Dye Works, 1916-1920.

President Exposition Cotton Mills, Atlanta, Georgia., 1920-1930. Director 6th District Federal Reserve Bank, 1928-1933. Member Georgia State Board Vocational Education, 1929-1932.

President Cascade Mills, Lowe Manufacturing Company, Hunter Securities Company, treasurer Shelbyville Mills, 1930-1932. Executive vice president Springs Cotton Mills of South Carolina, 1932-1940. Now president and treasurer Dan River Mills, Inc.

(formerly Riverside and Dan River Cotton Mills), Danville, Virginia. Director Cotton Clothing Relief, converting government owned cotton, American Red Cross Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia, 1932-1933.

Membership

Member American Cotton Manufacturing Association (president 1927-1928), Georgia Cotton Manufacturing Association (president 1924-1926). Chairman board Cotton Textile Institute, 1948-1949. Club: Country.

Connections

Married Minnie Teague, May 10, 1904. Children: Gertrude Ellen, Margaret Simmons.

father:
James Coffee World War II

mother:
Ellen (Simmons) World War II

spouse:
Minnie Teague

children:
Gertrude Ellen Harris

Margaret Simmons Harris