Claude Harris, Jr.

Claude Harris, Jr. ( born June 29, 1940 in Bessemer, Alabama, † October 2, 1994 in Birmingham, Alabama) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party).


Claude Harris graduated in 1962 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science degree. Then he went to the law school, where he graduated in 1965. His admission to the bar he was in the same year. Harris was 1965-1976 deputy prosecutor in Tuscaloosa County. He then worked 1977-1985 as magistrate. He also served in the Alabama National Guard.

Harris also pursued a political career. He was elected to the 100th U.S. Congress and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses. Harris decided in 1992 against a candidacy for the 103rd U.S. Congress. He served on the U.S. House of Representatives from 3 January 1987 to 3 January 1993. He then worked as a federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Alabama between 1993 and 1994. He died in 1994 in Birmingham, his body was then transferred to Tuscaloosa, where he was buried in Memory Hill Gardens.