Charles Wilson Harris
|Charles Wilson Harris|
|Presiding Professor of the
University of North Carolina
|Preceded by||David Ker|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Caldwell|
Concord, North Carolina
|Died||January 15, 1804
Anson County, North Carolina, United States
Charles Wilson Harris was born in 1771. He was the son of Col. Robert Harris (1737-1803) of Poplar Tent and Mary Wilson. His elementary education was at a classical school conducted in association with the Poplar Tent Presbyterian Church, of which his father was a presiding elder. He then attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and was awarded the Mathematical Oration at his 1792 graduation.
Harris was a close associate of William Richardson Davie. He was Davie's law clerk and assumed Davie's legal caseload during the latter's absences from Halifax, North Carolina when he was governor and ambassador to France.
He was a freemason. He never got married.
He died of consumption on January 15, 1804.
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