Abram W. Harris

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Abram Winegardner Harris (November 7, 1858 – February 21, 1935) was the fourteenth president of Northwestern University, serving from 1906 to 1916.[1] He was also the first President of the University of Maine from 1896 to 1906.[2]

A graduate of Wesleyan University (B.A. 1880, M.A. 1883), Harris came to Northwestern after a time as President of Maine State College ( 1893-1896), where he oversaw the transformation of the school into the University of Maine in 1896.[3] At Northwestern, he helped develop the School of Commerce (now the Kellogg School of Management) in 1908. He retired from Northwestern after 10 years to take a position with the Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City.