Paul Clinton Harris
|Paul Clinton Harris|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 58th district
January 14, 1998 – January 9, 2002
|Preceded by||Peter T. Way|
|Succeeded by||Robert B. Bell III|
|Born||Paul Clinton Harris
March 31, 1964
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||Hampton University
George Washington University
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1986–1990|
|Unit||Military Intelligence Corps|
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. 3 August 2009. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012.
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