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Encyclopedia > Fred R. Harris
Fred Roy Harris


In office
November 4, 1964 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by J. Howard Edmondson
Succeeded by Dewey F. Bartlett

In office
1969 – 1970
Preceded by Lawrence F. O'Brien
Succeeded by Lawrence F. O'Brien

Born November 13, 1930 (1930-11-13) (age 77)
Cotton County, Oklahoma
Political party Democrat
Spouse LaDonna Harris
Profession Lawyer

Fred Roy Harris, born November 13, 1930, in Cotton County, Oklahoma, is a former Democratic senator from Oklahoma (1964–1973). He earned a B.A at the University of Oklahoma in 1952, and graduated from its law school in 1954, recognized as its outstanding student during his three years in attendance. Image File history File links H000237. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... MLK Library EDMONDSON, James Howard, (brother of Edmond A. Edmondson), a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Muskogee, Okla. ... Dewey Follett Bartlett (March 28, 1919–March 1, 1979), a U.S. politician, He served as the second Republican Governor of Oklahoma from 1967 to 1971, following his predecessor, Henry Bellmon. ... The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day to day basis. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cotton County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cotton County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ...


Political career

Harris was first elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 1956, serving until 1964; for most of that period he was one of its youngest members. In 1962, he made a run for governor of Oklahoma; though losing the race, he succeeded in introducing himself to voters throughout the state. The Oklahoma Senate meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Senate is the upper house of the two houses of the Legislature of Oklahoma, the lower house being the Oklahoma House of Representatives. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ...


In 1964 Harris entered the race to serve out the unexpired term of United States Senator Robert S. Kerr, who had died in office. Kerr had passed on the year previous, but then Governor J. Howard Edmondson had resigned the Governorship and was appointed by his former Lieutenant Governor, the now current Governor, George Nigh to fill the vacancy. Despite trying to solidify a hold on the seat, Edmondson would be challenged in the Democratic Primary by Harris. Backed by the family of the late Senator Kerr and with a degree of resentment for how Edmondson obtained the vacant seat, Harris handily defeated Edmondson. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Oil man Robert S. Kerr September 11, 1896 in what is now Ada, Oklahoma January 1, 1963in Washington, D.C., first held elective office when he became Oklahomas governor in 1942. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... MLK Library EDMONDSON, James Howard, (brother of Edmond A. Edmondson), a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Muskogee, Okla. ... George Patterson Nigh (born June 9, 1927), was a popular Oklahoma U.S. Democratic Party leader, served as Governor of Oklahoma on two separate occasions. ...


Contested in the election by Republican Bud Wilkinson, a popular former University of Oklahoma football coach, Harris faced stiff competition in the election. By 1964 the tide had turned in Oklahoma, a state that had previously voted against John F. Kennedy in both the Primary and the General election of 1960, it was carried in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson as he sought his first full term. With the help of President Johnson, Harris won a narrow victory over Wilkinson to keep the state as a Democratic hold. He was sworn in as soon as the vote totals could be verified,[dubious ] becoming, again, one of the youngest members of the body in which he was serving. Despite being a liberal from a generally conservative state, he was elected to a full term in 1966. During this Senate term, he also served briefly as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, being both preceded and succeeded in that position by Larry O'Brien. Harris was also on the short-list for Vice-President in 1968 when Hubert Humphrey narrowed his choices to Harris and Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine; Humphrey eventually chose Senator Muskie. Instead of seeking another Senate term in 1972, Harris choose instead to make a run for President, but aborted his campaign early. Charles Burnham Bud Wilkinson (April 23, 1916–February 9, 1994) was an American football player, coach, and broadcaster. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... The series of Presidential primary elections and caucuses is one of the first steps in the long, complex process of electing the President of the United States of America. ... The United States presidential election of 1960 marked the end of Dwight D. Eisenhowers two terms as President. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... LBJ redirects here. ... Modern liberalism in the United States is a form of liberalism that began in the United States in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. ... Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ... The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day to day basis. ... OBrien, c. ... For other uses, see Hubert Humphrey (disambiguation). ... Edmund Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American Democratic politician from Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...


In 1975 Harris announced that he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976. Harris' race had at least two unusual features. For one, in order to keep expenses down, he travelled the country in an RV and stayed in private homes, giving his hosts a card which was to be redeemable for one night's stay in the White House upon his election. For another, he placed unusual stress on issues affecting Native Americans. This was due to his background – his wife LaDonna Harris was of Native American ancestry, and he was from the state which had begun its political existence as Indian Territory. “RV” redirects here. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Indian Territory in 1836 Indian Country redirects here. ...


Harris' positions on issues were largely those of an unabashed liberal; he appealed to the party's activist base which had helped to nominate George McGovern in 1972; this stand had considerably less appeal to major contributors who had observed McGovern's 49- state landslide defeat four years earlier and were looking for a candidate who seemed more electable. Harris' underfunded campaign soon faltered; along with his inability to raise significant sums of money his support among the party's liberal activist base was split with Arizona Representative Morris Udall.[dubious ] The nomination and eventual November victory went to former governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter, who ran as a moderate. George McGovern on May 8, 1972 cover of Time Magazine George Stanley McGovern, (born July 19, 1922) is a former United States Representative, Senator, and Democratic presidential nominee. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Morris King Udall (June 15, 1922 - December 12, 1998), better known as Mo, was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Arizona from 1961 to 1991. ... This is a list of Governors of the state of Georgia, including governors of the British colony of Georgia. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... “Moderates” redirects here. ...


Academic career

Harris left elective politics for the academic world, joining the political science faculty at University of New Mexico in 1977. He has had many books on political subjects published, including Potomac Fever (Norton, 1977, ISBN 0-393-05610-4) and Deadlock or Decision: The U.S. Senate and the Rise of National Politics (Oxford University, 1993, ISBN 0-19-508025-4). He is also the author of three novels. Harris currently is professor emeritus of political science at the University of New Mexico, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma. His former wife, LaDonna, was the nominee for Vice President of the United States under the Citizens Party banner, which nominated Barry Commoner as its candidate for President. The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... A professor is a senior teacher and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... The Citizens Party has several meanings. ... Barry Commoner (born May 28, 1917) was an American biologist and college professor. ...


References

Preceded by
J. Howard Edmondson
United States Senator (Class 2) from Oklahoma
1964 – 1973
Served alongside: A. S. Mike Monroney, Henry Bellmon
Succeeded by
Dewey F. Bartlett
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Fred R. Harris Collection (1087 words)
Fred R. Harris was born November 13, 1930, in Walters, Oklahoma, a small town in the southwestern part of the state.
Harris currently serves as a professor of political science at the University of New Mexico.
At the time of her husband's presidential campaign, LaDonna Harris was the full-time director of Americans for Indian Opportunity, an advocacy group which she founded and is now based in New Mexico.
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