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Sam Harris, American lawyer. Decorated Bronze Star.


Harris, Sam was born on July 17, 1912 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry and Milly (Miller) Harris.


Bachelor of Arts with highest honors, University of California, Los Angeles, 1933. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Yale, 1936.


Admitted to California bar, 1936, New York bar, 1947, District of Columbia Bar, 1971. Supervising attorney charge opinion section Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1939-1940. Counsel trustees Associate Gas Electric Corporation, New York City, 1940-1942.

Chief economics section Nuremberg Trial against Goering et al, 1945-1946. Member firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York City, 1946-1980, senior partner. Acting chairman Communications Satellite Corporation, Washington, 1962.

Director Rio Tinto-Zinc Corporation Ltd., London, England., Rio Algom Ltd., Toronto, Energy Fund, New York City, Callahan Mining Corporation, Darien, Connecticut, United States Borax & Chemical Corporation, Los Angeles, Global Assessment of Functioning Corporation, New York City Treasurer, Stevenson for President Committee, New York, 1956. Co-chairman Citizens for Kennedy and Johnson, New York, 1960, Citizens for Johnson and Humphrey, New York, 1964. Trustee Ednl. Alliance, 1950-1956.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served to captain J.A.G. Department, Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American Bar Association (chairman commission on federal regulation of securities 1962-1966, Chairman of Commission developers in business financing 1972-1973), New York State Bar Association, Bar Association City New York, American Bar Foundation, New York County Lawyers Association, American Judicature Society, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Sigma Alpha. Clubs: Yale, Century Country.


Married Madelyn J. Brown, May 3, 1944. Children: Jack Brown, Steven Brown.

Harry Harris

Milly (Miller) Harris

Madelyn J. Brown

Jack Brown Harris

Steven Brown Harris