Edward H. Harris

Edward H. Harris, who died on Sunday night in Richmond, Ind., will be long remembered for his valiant defense of the freedom of the press. Mr. Harris was publisher of the Richmond Palladium and the Richmond Item. As a director of the American Newspaper Publishers' association he took a leading part in the struggle to safeguard the press from domination by the government through NRA. He did so at a time when many of his associates in the newspaper world feared to antagonize the administration and many more were still unaware of the importance of the issue confronting them. Mr. Harris saw the danger and acted with admirable courage and tenacity. At a critical period in the history of his profession and his country he rose to his full stature. He earned the gratitude of freemen everywhere.

This article is from the Tuesday, October 26, 1937 edition of the Chicago Tribune.