Dr. Donald Jasper Harris, PhD

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Dr. Donald Jasper Harris, PhD

Birthplace: Kingston, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica
Immediate Family:

Son of Oscar Joseph Brown Harris and Beryl Harris
Ex-husband of Dr. Shyamala Harris
Father of Kamala Harris, 49th Vice President of the USA and Maya Harris
Brother of Private

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About Dr. Donald Jasper Harris, PhD


”My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1936 two years before I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).
Both of my grandmothers had the strongest influence on my early upbringing(“not to exclude, of course, the influence of my dear mother”Miss Beryl” and loving father “Maas Oscar”). ...”


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Dr. Donald Jasper Harris, PhD's Timeline

August 23, 1938
Kingston, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica
October 20, 1964
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States
January 30, 1967
Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, United States