Jean Harris Candidate

Born: November 24, 1931
Richmond, Virginia
(none) County
United States
Resided: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Hennepin County
Death: December 14, 2001
Gender: Woman
Racial Minority: Black
Occupation: Physician and Ramsey Foundation president
Political Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Offices Held: Eden Prairie City Councilor. Mayor of Eden Prairie (1995-2001).
Notes: In 1951, Harris became the first African-American admitted to the Medical College of Virginia. She became Virginia Secretary of Human Resources in 1978 - the first African-American to hold a cabinet-level position in the state.
Sources: Minnesota Death Certificate Index (2001-MN-535345). City of Eden Prairie website. Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 6, 1990 (p. E2).
Photo of Jean Harris
Photo of Jean Harris
Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 6, 1990 (p. E1).

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
1 1 0
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
09/11/1990 Governor Primary Independent-Republican 57,872 16.88% Lost