HARRIS, Fred Roy (1930-)

HARRIS, FRED ROY, a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Walters, Cotton County, Okla., November 13, 1930; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1952 and from the law school in 1954; admitted to the bar in 1954 and began to practice law in Lawton, Okla.; member, State senate 1956-1964; unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate in 1962; elected in a special election on November 3,1964, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert S. Kerr for the term ending January 3, 1967; reelected in 1966 and served from November 4, 1964, to January 2, 1973; was not a candidate for reelection in 1972; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976; professor of political science, University of New Mexico; author; is a resident of Corrales, N.Mex.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 4 audiotapes (1968-1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Iowa State University Library
Department of Special Collections
Ames, IA
Papers: Correspondence in Karl A. Fox collection.

John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Oral History: 1970. 26 pages.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: 1976. 1 box of slides and 1 tape recording. Concerns campaign for presidency.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Margaret Bayne Price papers, 1918-1969; and Robert Alexander papers, 1970-1983. Finding aid.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: 1963-1976. 317 cubic feet. Legislative files, departmental files, constituent correspondence, invitations, schedules, post office files, clippings, speeches, reports, government publications, and photographs. Topics include Indian affairs, gun control, Vietnam conflict, and natural resources. Subseries include Democratic National Committee files, LaDonna Harris files, and Harris's presidential campaign materials of 1972 and 1976. Finding aid available online.

  • Harris, Fred R. Alarms and Hopes: A Personal Journey, a Personal View. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.
  • ___. America's Democracy: The Ideal and the Reality. 1980. 3d. ed. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman, 1986.
  • ___. Deadlock or Decision: The U.S. Senate and the Rise of National Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • ___. Does People Do It? A Memoir. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008
  • ___. The New Populism. New York: Saturday Review Press, 1973.
  • ___. Now Is The Time: A New Populist Call to Action. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.
  • ___. "Political Science and the Proposal for a National Social Science Foundation.'' American Political Science Review 61 (December 1967): 1088-95.
  • ___. Potomac Fever. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1977.
  • ___, ed. Readings on the Body Politic. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman, 1987.
  • ___, ed. Social Science and National Policy. 1970. 2d ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1973. Includes Harris's article, "A Strategy for Social Sciences.''
  • Harris, Fred R., and Paul L. Hain. America's Legislative Process: Congress and the States. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman & Co., 1983.
  • Harris, Fred R., Randy Roberts, and Margaret S. Elliston. Understanding American Government. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman & Co., Little, Brown College Division, 1988.
  • Harris, Fred R., and Gary Wasserman. America's Government. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman & Co., Little, Brown Higher Education, 1990.
  • Harris, Fred R., and Roger Wilkins, eds. Quiet Riots: Race and Poverty in the United States. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988. Includes Harris's article, "The Kerner Report.''
  • Lowitt, Richard. Fred Harris: His Journey from Liberalism to Populism. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2002.