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Lawyer

Robert Orr Harris, American lawyer. member Mass; member 62d Congress (1911-1913), 14th Mass.

Background

Harris, Robert Orr was born on November 8, 1854 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Honorary Benjamin Winslow and Julia A. (Orr) Harris.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard.

Career

Practiced at Boston and Brockton. Massachusetts, 1879-1902. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1889.

District attorney, Southeastern district of Massachusetts, 1893-1901. Associate judge Supreme Court of Massachusetts, 1902-1911. Member 62d Congress (1911-1913), 14th Massachusetts District.

United States district attorney for Massachusetts.

Membership

Member Mass; member 62d Congress (1911-1913), 14th Mass.

Connections

Married Josephine D. Gorton, April.

father:
Honorary Benjamin Winslow Harris

mother:
Julia A. (Orr) Harris

spouse:
Josephine D. Gorton