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Noun: Harris  her-is [N. Amer], ha-ris [Brit]
  1. Publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)
    - Benjamin Harris
  2. British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)
    - Bomber Harris, Sir Arthur Travers Harris
  3. United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)
    - Townsend Harris
  4. United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
    - Zellig Harris, Zellig Sabbatai Harris
  5. Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931)
    - Frank Harris, James Thomas Harris
  6. United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    - Joel Harris, Joel Chandler Harris

Type of: author, diplomat, diplomatist, full general, general, linguist, marshal, marshall, newspaper publisher, polyglot, publisher, writer

Encyclopedia: Harris, New York