Sir Jack Harris, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Jack Wolfred Ashford Harris, 2nd Baronet (23 July 1906 – 26 August 2009) was a New Zealand businessman, and the second baronet of the Harris Baronetcy of Bethnal Green, County of London which was created for his father Sir Percy Harris (1876-1952) in 1932. Frieda Harris was his mother. He succeeded to the title in 1952.

He was born in London, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he received a BA. He came to New Zealand in 1926.

He was Chief Executive (1936-1970) of Bing, Harris and Co, a New Zealand general importing and exporting company established in 1858 by his grandfather Wolf Harris (1858-1926). Sir Jack later lived in Waikanae near Wellington. He died aged 103 on 26 August 2009 at a rest home in the suburb of Whitby in Porirua.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pioneering NZ business man dies at 103". 3 News. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Percy Harris
Baronet
(of London)
1952 – 2009
Succeeded by
Christopher Harris