Born: October 19, 1927
Washington, D.C.

Died: August 13, 2021
Washington, D.C.

Summary by
Carl Stern

Interviews Conducted by
William W. Ross, Esq.

Hon. Stanley S. Harris

Oral History Text & Documentation

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Oral History Summary


Judge Harris was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in November, 1983. In February, 1996, Judge Harris took senior status. He continued to serve the court until retirement in June, 2001. Currently, Judge Harris is an arbitrator for JAMS Resolution Center in the District of Columbia.

J.D., University of Virginia, 1953 (Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review)
B.S., University of Virginia, 1951
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1945

Professional Career
Arbitrator, JAMS Resolution Center, 2001 to present
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1983-2001
United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1982-1983
Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1972-1982
Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1971-1972
Associate and Partner, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, DC, 1953-1970

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Chairman, Committee on Intercircuit Assignments of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 1994-2000
Member, Committee on Criminal Law of the Judicial Conference, 1988-1994
President, The Lawyers’ Club of Washington, 1998-1999
Secretary, Executive Committee, The Barristers, Washington, D.C.
Distinguished Career Award, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 1996
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Landon School, Bethesda, MD, 1988
Lawyer of the Year Award, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 1982