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Nelson George Harris, American baking company executive. Bar: Pennsylvania 1954.


Harris, Nelson George was born on October 4, 1926 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank W. and Ruth (Dukes) Harris Hollett.


Bachelor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1948;Bachelor of Laws, Temple University, 1953.


Vice president, treasurer, Tasty Baking Company, Philadelphia, 1959-1968;president, Horn & Hardart Baking Company, Philadelphia, 1968-1971;president, chief Executive officer, Central Valley Company, Philadelphia, 1971-1979;president, Chief Executive Officer, Tasty Baking Company, Philadelphia, 1979-1991;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Tasty Baking Company, Philadelphia, 1991-1992;chairman of the executive committee, Tasty Baking Company, Philadelphia, since 1992;also board directors, Tasty Baking Company, Philadelphia. Board directors, vice-chairman, American Water Works, Wilmington, Delaware. Board directors CoreStates Finance Corporation, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Electric Company.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1954.


President Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia, since 1968, Allegheny West Foundation, since 1980. With United States Navy, 1944-1945. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Philadelphia City of C., Philadelphia Cricket Club (president 1975-1976), Union League (president 1978-1979), Pine Valley Golf Club.

Clubs: Philadelphia Cricket (president 1975-1976), Union League (president 1978-1979).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf; tennis. Boating; music.


Married Rita Jane Storrie, September 11, 1948. Children: Stephen J., Patricia deBarros, David N., William Randall, Nancy, Thomas G.

Frank W. Hollett

Ruth (Dukes) Harris Hollett

Rita Jane Storrie

Stephen J. Harris

Patricia deBarros Harris

David N. Harris

William Randall Harris

Nancy Harris

Thomas G. Harris