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James D. Harris, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Federal and State Tax, Estate Planning, Tax Litigation, Trust and Probate Law.


Harris, James Dexter was born on March 25, 1919 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Rush O. and Mae (Smith) Harris.


University of Kansas (Bachelor of Science, 1940). Stanford University (Bachelor of Laws, 1948).


Worked at Witter and Harpole (Pasadena, California) specializing in Federal and State Tax, Estate Planning, Tax Litigation, Trust and Probate Law. Admitted to the bar, 1948, California. 1955, United States. Supreme Court.

Phi Delta Phi. Member, 1963— and Vice Chairman, 1967-1970, Advisory Board, International and Comparative Law Center, The Southwestern Legal Foundation. Member: Los Angeles County (Chairman, Committee on International Transactions, 1962-1963), American and International Bar Associations. State Bar of California.

Military: Colonel, United States.M.C.R., active duty, 1941-1946.


  • Bar: California 1948.


Served Second lieutenant to major United States Marine Corps, 1940-1945. Lieutenant colonel, Reserve (retired). Member American Bar Association, Sons of the American Revolution, American Arbitration Association, American Legion, Pacific Railroad Society, California Club, Valley Hunt Club, Rancheros Visitadores, Men's Garden Club Los Angeles, Desert Riders (Palm Springs, California), Birnam Wood Golf Club, Masons, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Sigma Pi.


Married Suzanne Parker Harris, September 13, 1975 (deceased December 1991). Children by previous marriage: James Dexter Junior, Jane, Laura, George Robert.

Rush O. Harris

Mae (Smith) Harris

Suzanne Parker Harris