1942 – He was born on the 30th day of May this year in Highland Park, Michigan. His family moved to Florida during his childhood.
1960 – He graduated from Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida this year. He was an undergraduate at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and received his MBA from Emory University. He then got his Ph.D. and served as a professor at several colleges across the South, also working in business.
1992 – He was elected to the U.S. House and served for ten years.
2001 – He was with President George W. Bush visiting Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota on the morning of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
2002 – Harris was elected to represent district in this year.