Life and times of Paul Harris
Paul P. Harris is born in Racine, Wisconsin, USA, on 19 April.
Harris, age three, and brother Cecil, age five, move to Wallingford, Vermont, in July.
Jean Thomson is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 8 November.
The faculty of the University of Vermont votes on 11 December that Harris and three others “be indefinitely suspended from college” upon recommendation of the Committee on Discipline.
Harris's grandfather dies in Vermont on 17 March.
Harris graduates from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Laws on 1 June.
Harris moves to Chicago and begins practicing law in February.
Harris meets Jean in March, and they wed on Saturday, 2 July. Harris is elected the first president of the National Association of Rotary Clubs in August, a position he holds until the international convention in August 1912.
The Harrises purchase a home and name it Comely Bank.
The University of Vermont awards Harris an honorary Bachelor of Arts (accompanied by an apology for his expulsion in 1886). It awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws on 19 June 1933.
Harris attends the RI Convention in Chicago, his first since 1915. He also attended international conventions in 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, and 1944.
On 27 January, Harris dies in Chicago at age 78.
On 9 November, Jean Thomson Harris dies in Edinburgh, Scotland, at age 82.