Paul Clinton Harris
He graduated from Hampton University in 1986 with a B.A. in political science. Harris served as a 1st lieutenant in military intelligence from 1986 to 1990. He graduated from George Washington University in 1995 with a J.D.
He became the first African American Republican elected to the House of Delegates since Reconstruction in the 1997 legislative elections. He won re-election in 1999. In 2001, he began working for the United States Department of Justice.
Virginia Republican party leaders floated Harris as a possible successor to Republican Party Chairman Jeff Frederick in March 2009.
- "Historical Bio for Paul Clinton Harris". Virginia House of Delegates.
- "Harris rejects push to seek Virginia GOP chairmanship". Richmond-Times Dispatch. 8-03-09.
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