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Harris, Singleton L. (1922-2005) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Harris, Singleton L. (1922-2005)
Variant Name: Ray Harris, Deacon Harris
Fuller Form: Harris, Singleton L., Sr.

Historical Note: Born in Madison County, Mississippi, Singleton Harris married Josie B. Watkins in 1943.  He served in the 449th Signal Construction Battalion, Army Air Corps, an African-American unit in the then-segregated military.  After the war, Harris attended the Yale School of Photography and later worked as a photographer and mapmaker at the Defense Mapping Agency in St. Louis, where he settled.  He retired in the mid-1980s.
Sources: St. Louis Post-Dispatch obituary, February 9, 2005
Note Author: Aaron M. Lisec

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