David Harris

Born 1946

David Victor Harris is an American journalist and author. He is known chiefly for his role as an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War, most notably as a leading opponent of the Draft.

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1946 Birth Born in 1946.


1963 17 Years Old Harris was born in Fresno, California. After graduating from Fresno High School as "Boy of the Year" in 1963, Harris enrolled in Stanford University. … Read More


1966 20 Years Old In 1966, he was elected student body president at Stanford, serving a one-year term. … Read More
1967 21 Years Old In 1967, Harris founded an organization called The Resistance, which persuaded young men of draft age to refuse to cooperate with the Selective Service System—to return all draft cards, including exemptions and deferments, and refuse to be drafted; and to work together to end the Vietnam War. … Read More
1968 22 Years Old Between 1968 and 1973, Harris was married to singer and activist Joan Baez. … Read More
1970 24 Years Old He was released on parole in October 1970. … Read More
1975 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975, Harris ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from a district that included the northern part of Silicon Valley. … Read More


1980 34 Years Old In March 1980, Lowenstein was shot to death by Harris's onetime friend Dennis Sweeney, another Lowenstein protégé. … Read More


1986 40 Years Old In 1986, Harris published The League: The Rise and Decline of the NFL. … Read More


2004 58 Years Old On October 27, 2004, Harris published a book that drew on rare interviews with American, Iranian, and European participants in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, titled The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah—1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam. … Read More


2009 63 Years Old In October 2009, Harris appeared on a PBS-produced documentary on Baez, How Sweet the Sound, in which he reunited on camera with his former wife to reminisce about their years together, his arrest and the birth of their son.
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