George Bernard Harris

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George Bernard Harris (August 16, 1901 – October 18, 1983) was a United States federal judge.

Born in San Francisco, California, Harris received an LL.B. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1926. He was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1926 to 1941. He was a judge on the California State Courts in 1941.

On June 18, 1946, Harris was nominated by President Harry S. Truman to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California created by 60 Stat. 260. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1946, and received his commission on July 9, 1946. He served as chief judge from 1961 to 1970, assuming senior status on July 31, 1970. Harris served in that capacity until his death, in 1983.

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Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
1946–1970
Succeeded by
Robert Howard Schnacke