Head of 2 Richmond Papers and Secretary of A.N.P.A. Is Dead at Age of 57
SERVED ON NRA COMMITTEE
Ex-Head of Inland Daily Press Association--Aided Publishers on Radio Matters
RICHMOND, Ind., Oct. 24 (AP).--Edward H. Harris, Richmond publisher and a leader in national publishers' organizations, died at his home here tonight. His age was 57. He had been ill since July of a glandular ailment.
Mr. Harris was publisher of The Richmond Palladium, Indiana's second oldest newspaper, and The Richmond Item. The Palladium was founded in 1831. He had been secretary of the American Newspaper Publishers Association since 1934 and a director since 1927. He also had served as president of the Inland Daily Press Association and chairman of its board of directors, chairman of the Publishers National Radio Committee, and member of the NRA publishers' code committee. He was known as a defender of the freedom of the press.
Mr. Harris became manager of The Palladium in 1907. In 1929 The Palladium company took over the Richmond Item and he became president of the Palladium Publishing Corporation.
He was born here July 22, 1880, of pioneer Quaker stock. He is survived by his widow, a son, Edward Harris of Richmond, and two daughters Mrs. Miller Loch of Richmond and Mrs. Edward Squires of Gladwyn, Pa.