Harris, Seymour Edwin (1897–1975)
Harris was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Harvard University, where he also took his doctorate. His career, apart from the Second World War period and a few post-retirement years at the University of California at La Jolla, was spent at Harvard. In the Second World War, he was in charge of the pricing of exported and imported products and various liaison tasks for the Office of Price Administration. Throughout his life he undertook numerous regional and developmental assignments in New England and was one of the founders of the highly successful Massachusetts community college system.