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Paul P. Harris

  Paul Percy Harris (April 19, 1868 - January 27, 1947) was a Chicago attorney best known for founding Rotary International in 1905, which is a service organization that boasts over one million members worldwide. Harris was born in Racine, Wisconsin but grew up in Vermont. He later moved to Chicago, Illinois to begin his law practice.

Harris attended both Princeton University and the University of Iowa. For the next five years he worked odd jobs for the newspaper, as a salesman, on fruit farms, as an actor, and on cattle ships that traveled to Europe.


  • Paul P. Harris profile and history at Rotary International
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