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Friday, October 20, 2006

Baron Harris of High Cross

The Baron Harris of High Cross, a life peer, a prominent and outspoken eurosceptic; Founder President, Institute of Economic Affairs since 1990, died 19 October, 2006, from a heart attack at his home in north London. Ralph Harris was b. 10 Dec, 1924, and educated at Tottenham Grammar School and Queen's College, Cambridge (MA); Career: --->Leader writer, Glasgow Herald, 1956; General Director, Institute of Economic Affairs, 1957-87, later chairman; created a life peer, 1979, as Baron Harris of High Cross, of Tottenham in Greater London; sat in the Upper House as a crossbencher, and was a close friend of Baroness Thatcher. Married 1949, Jose Pauline, daughter of Roger Frederick Jeffery, by whom he had issue.

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