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William Welton Harris

publicist

William Welton Harris, American publicist.

Background

Harris, William Welton was born on February 10, 1866 in Hudson, Michigan, United States. Son of Caleb H. and Eliza (Durling) Harris.

Education

B.Ph., University of Michigan, 1889.

Career

Began as reporter, Detroit News, 1890. With Chicago Inter Ocean and Chicago Tribune, 1891-1895. New York World and New York Tribune, 1895, New York American, 1896-1901.

Telegraph editor and Sunday editor, New York Herald, 1901-1905. Managing editor, New York Evening Telegram, 1905-1908. Night editor, New York Herald, 1908-1914.

Managing editor New York Sun, 1914-1916. Publicity counsel, 1916-1924. Editor American Railroads, 1918-1922.

Associate editor Railroad Data, 1922-1924. Vice president Fifth Avenue Coach Company, 1924-1927.

Works

  • Editor American Railroads, 1918-1922. Associate editor Railroad Data, 1922-1924. Vice president Fifth Avenue Coach Company, 1924-1927.

Connections

Married Jessie Elizabeth Brown, January 25, 1893. Children: Jean, Janet, Ruth, Elizabeth (deceased).

father:
Caleb H. Harris

mother:
Eliza (Durling) Harris

spouse:
Jessie Elizabeth Brown

children:
Jean Harris

Janet Harris

Ruth Harris

Elizabeth Harris (deceased)