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January 4, 2011


Former Mayor Bill Harris dies

by Deena Winter

Former Lincoln Mayor Bill Harris died unexpectedly Monday night.
Harris, who was born in Charlotte, N.C., served as a Democratic mayor of Lincoln from 1987 to 1991. He was 71.

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  1. Jan 4 2011

    I am deeply saddened. His honor would join us at coffee at The Mill on Sundays every now and again. He would stop by as our group was gathering and share a story or two, always carrying a newspaper or two. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and stories. He shall be dearly missed. My thoughts are with his family.

  2. Dave Fall
    Jan 4 2011

    It is certainly sad to see such a friend of the community pass so suddenly. He was a loyal servant to this city,as well as the state. I am glad he was a friend of mine.

  3. Susan Hilt
    Jan 4 2011

    My heart goes out to the Harris family. I am proud to say his campaign for governor was the first I worked on, and because of him, my life was changed. He will be missed by many.

  4. Jay Harris
    Jan 4 2011

    thanks for the kind words. Jay Harris, nephew

  5. Susan Pierce
    Jan 4 2011

    This is sad. He was too young to leave us. Mr. Harris was my Economics and U.S. History teacher at East High School in 1970-71. Partly due to his influence I became a high school social studies teacher and I always enjoyed seeing him in later years. He greeted me warmly with his unforgettable smile. My heart aches for his family and close friends.

  6. Allison
    Jan 7 2011

    This makes me so very sad. I hadn’t heard until this moment. I had the absolute honor of working for Bill as his press secretary in the Mayor’s Office in Lincoln. I always remember how close he was to his brothers . . . and what a fun spirit he had. This is truly a loss.


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