George Harris (theologian)

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George Harris (1844 – 1922) was an American College president. He was born at East Machias, Me., and graduated from Amherst College in 1866 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1869. Second Senior Minister at Central Congregational Church in Providence. From 1883 to 1899, he was professor of Christian theology at Andover Theological Seminary and from 1899 to 1911 president of Amherst College.

He is author of Moral Evolution, (1896) and Inequality and Progress, (1897). He was one of the editors of the Andover Review from 1884-93.

He was married on December 24, 1873 in Providence, Rhode Island to Jane Anthony Viall.

Academic offices
Preceded by
Merrill Edward Gates
President of Amherst College
1899–1912
Succeeded by
Alexander Meiklejohn