James George Harris Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, University Hartford, 1958.
State social worker, Hartford, Connecticut, 1960—1964. Assistant director Connecticut Office Economic Opportunity, 1965—1966. Special assistant and state civil rights coordinator Connecticut Governor John Dempsey, 1966—1970.
Executive director Community Renewal Team Greater Hartford, 1970—1982. Commissioner Connecticut Department Human Resources, 1983—1987, Hartford Commission Aging. Member state legislation committee AARP, Capitol City Task Force.
Consultant Data Institute, Expand Associates, Silver Spring, Maryland, since 1987. Board directors Lillian Johnson-Tomas Roderiguez Tutorial Program, Hartford, since 1994. Secretary Connecticut Association Community Action, 1975—1976, president, 1976—1978.
With United States Air Force, 1950-1954.
Member state legislation committee American Association of Retired Persons, Capitol City Task Force. Served with United States Air Force, 1950-1954. Member New England Community Action Program Association (president 1978-1980, chairman 1981-1982), New England (vice president 1978), National community action programs executive directors associations, Knights of Peter Claver (St. Benedict Coun.311 finance secretary 1994, grand knight 1994-1995), Alpha Phi Alpha.
Clubs: High Noon, Committee 20.
Married Lydia Rodriguez, August 7, 1997. Children: Peter, Robin, Freda, Maria, Madalene, Raymon, Frances.