Winder R. Harris

Winder Russell Harris ( born December 3, 1888 in Raleigh, North Carolina, † February 24, 1973 in Alexandria, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1941 and 1944 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Winder Harris attended the public schools of his home. Then he began to work in the newspaper business. Between 1908 and 1918, he acted in several newspapers in North Carolina and Virginia as a publisher. From 1918 to 1925 he worked for the Universal Service in Washington DC. Between 1924 and 1925 he acted as deputy secretary of the American delegation at an international narcotics convention in Geneva. From 1925 to 1941 he was editor of the Virginian- Pilot in Norfolk. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

Following the resignation of Mr Colgate Darden Harris was elected as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington at the due election for the second seat of Virginia, where he took up his new mandate on 8 April 1941. After a re-election, he could remain until his resignation on September 15, 1944 in Congress. This period was marked by the events of the Second World War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Harris officiated until 1958 as Vice President of the Shipbuilder 's Council of America. From 1955 to 1961 he was deputy chairman of the Committee for the development of the city of Alexandria. Until 1966 he was in Virginia several newspapers out; then he withdrew into retirement. He died on February 24, 1973 in Alexandria.