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Newton Megrue Harris

banker

Newton Megrue Harris, American banker. Member Illinois Seniors Golf Association, Kappa Sigma.; Mason (32 degree, Shriner).

Background

Harris, Newton Megrue was born on July 27, 1872 in Champaign, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Hickman and Melissa M. (Megrue) Harris.

Education

Preparatory education, Lawrenceville (New Jersey) School. Student of University of Illinois, 1890-1891. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1895.

Career

With First National Bank, Champaign, since 1895, president since 1921. Largely engaged in farming.

Religion

Everyone needs salvation. Everyone can reach salvation.

Politics

Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

Views

It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

Membership

Member Illinois Seniors Golf Association, Kappa Sigma. Mason (32 degree, Shriner). Clubs: Champaign Country.

Connections

Married Miss Burnham, November 17, 1897 (died 1921).; married second, Mary E. Stedman, October 24, 1927. Children: Bruce B., Barbara B. (Mistress.

father:
Henry Hickman Harris

mother:
Melissa M. (Megrue) Harris

spouses:
Miss Burnham

Mary E. Stedman

children:
Bruce B. Harris

Barbara B. (Mrs Harris