The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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General Hugh P. Harris, USA, Ret (1965-1970)

General Harris was born in Anderson, Alabama in 1909. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1931.

General Harris had a distinguished thirty-four year military career, which included positions as Commanding General, Berlin Command 1955; Commanding General, I Corps (Group) Korea 1961; and Commanding General of the U.S. Seventh Army 1962. At retirement in 1965, General Harris was Commanding General of the U.S. Continental Army Command.

From 1965-1970 General Harris served as President of the Citadel. He was the third consecutive officer of the grade of General to serve as President of The Citadel. He died in 1979.

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