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Herbert E. Harris
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 8th district
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
|Preceded by||Stanford Parris|
|Succeeded by||Stanford Parris|
|Member of the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors from the Mount Vernon District
|Preceded by||Frank F. Everest, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Warren I. Cikins|
April 14, 1926|
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||December 24, 2014
Fairfax County, Virginia, U.S.
|Resting place||Quantico National Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Nancy and Rae Allen|
|Residence(s)||Mount Vernon, Virginia|
|Alma mater||Rockhurst College (BA)
Georgetown University Law School (JD)
Herbert Eugene Harris II (April 14, 1926 – December 24, 2014) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia. His district included part of Fairfax County.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Harris attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, Kansas City from 1930 to 1939. He graduated from Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, 1943. He attended Missouri Valley College, Marshall, from 1944 to 1945, and University of Notre Dame from 1945 to 1946. He earned a B.A. from Rockhurst College in 1948 and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1951. He was admitted to the Missouri and District of Columbia bars in 1951 and commenced practice in Kansas City. He moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 1951. He is the cofounder, vice president, and general counsel of the international trade consultants firm of Warner & Harris, Inc. He served on the Fairfax County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors from 1968 to 1974. He served as member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority from 1968 to 1974. He served as vice-chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from 1970 to 1974.
Harris was elected as a Democrat to the 94th Congress in 1974, defeating incumbent Rep. Stanford E. Parris. He was re-elected to the 95th and 96th Congresses, serving January 3, 1975 to January 3, 1981, overall. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the 97th Congress, defeated by Stanford E. Parris, who regained his former congressional seat. In 1982, Harris attempted a comeback, but lost 48.6%-49.7%. Harris offered sympathy when Stanford E. Parris died in 2010.
|1974||Herbert Harris||53,074||58%||Stanford Parris||38,997||42%|
|1976||Herbert Harris||83,245||52%||James Tate||68,729||43%||Michael Cannon||Independent||9,292||6%|
|1978||Herbert Harris||56,137||50%||Jack Herrity||52,396||47%||Charles Coe||Independent||2,632||2%|
|1980||Herbert Harris||94,530||48%||Stanford Parris||95,624||49%||Deborah Frantz||Independent||5,729||3%|
|1982||Herbert Harris||68,071||48%||Stanford Parris||69,620||50%||Austin W. Morrill||Independent||2,373||2%|
He resumed the practice of law with firm of Harris & Berg in Washington, D.C. He was a resident of Mount Vernon, Virginia. Harris died on December 24, 2014, at his house on Fairfax County, Virginia, aged 88.
While in Congress, he was a key proponent for establishing the Quantico National Cemetery. He was interred there with his wife, Nancy Fodell Harris. Mr.Allen was also married to Rae Allen, famous Broadway and television actress.
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