1804 - Born on the 3rd of October in Sandy Hill, New York U.S.
1846 - Harris became the president of the New York City Board of Education.
1847 - He was responsible for the establishment of the Free Academy.
- He left New York after to embark on a series of financially disastrous trading voyages in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
1853 - He was living in Shanghai when Commo. Matthew C. Perry passed through the city on his way to Japan.
1854 - Signed between the Japanese government and Perry.
1855 - His political connections in Washington, D.C., to have himself appointed the first consul general to Japan.
1856 - Harris arrived in Japan in the summer and prepared to take up residence in accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Kanagawa.
1861 - He resigned and returned to New York City,
1878 - Died on the 25th of February in New York City.
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