Sir Jack Harris, 2nd Baronet

Sir Jack Wolfred Ashford Harris, 2nd Baronet 23 July 1906 – 26 August 2009 was a New Zealand businessman, and the second baronet of the Harris Baronetcy of Bethnal Green, County of London which was created for his father Sir Percy Harris 1876-1952 in 1932 Frieda Harris was his mother He succeeded to the title in 1952

He was born in London, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he received a BA He came to New Zealand in 1926

He was Chief Executive 1936-1970 of Bing, Harris and Co, a New Zealand general importing and exporting company established in 1858 by his grandfather Wolf Harris 1858-1926 Sir Jack later lived in Waikanae near Wellington He died aged 103 on 26 August 2009 at a rest home in the suburb of Whitby in Porirua


  1. ^ "Pioneering NZ business man dies at 103" 3 News 29 August 2009 Retrieved 12 November 2011 
  • Memoirs of a Century by Sir Jack Harris 2007, Steele Roberts ISBN 978-1-877448-04-1
  • Obituary in Dominion Post of 5 September 2009 page B6
  • Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, page 1077-8 1959, 102nd edition
  • Who’s Who in New Zealand 1991, 12th edition
  • Photo from Dominion Post on his 103rd birthday
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Percy Harris
of London
1952 – 2009
Succeeded by
Christopher Harris

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