Mr. Harris was considered the City of Woonsocket's most prominant citizen inthe 19th century. His contributions are found in the economic, political, and social fiber of his native city. As Woonsocket's first millionaire, he helped to establish the area as the state's leading textile center. A leading philanthropist, he donated may buildings and land areas to the City, ran three times as the 'Free Soil' candidate for Governor, founded two banks, and much of the credit for thr development of the City of Woonsocket goes to him.
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