Robert Benjamin Harris

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Robert Benjamin Harris (’49), Kerrville :: As a child, Robert and his sister Nancy were the models for the Bob and Nancy characters in the Real Life Reader series. He was an ensign and “Hellcat” pilot in the Navy in the 1940s. After his service, he earned his biology degree at North Texas and graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. He practiced dentistry in Corpus Christi and Kenedy, retiring in 1997. He then moved to Kerrville and enjoyed art, taxidermy and fly fishing. He was the son of Benjamin Bee “B.B.” Harris, head of the biology department and later dean at North Texas. He was preceded in death by his sister Nancy Bell (’41).

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