Paul Clinton Harris

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Paul Clinton Harris
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 58th district
In office
January 14, 1998 – January 9, 2002
Preceded by Peter T. Way
Succeeded by Robert B. Bell III
Personal details
Born Paul Clinton Harris
( 1964 -03-31) March 31, 1964 (age 53)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Hampton University
George Washington University
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1986–1990
Rank First lieutenant
Unit Military Intelligence Corps

Paul Clinton Harris (born March 31, 1964[1]) is a former Delegate of Albemarle County, Virginia in the United States.[2]

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.[1]

Political career[edit]

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.[2]

Virginia Republican party leaders floated Harris as a possible successor to Republican Party Chairman Jeff Frederick in March 2009.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Historical Bio for Paul Clinton Harris". Virginia House of Delegates. 
  2. ^ a b c "Harris rejects push to seek Virginia GOP chairmanship". Richmond-Times Dispatch. 3 August 2009. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012.