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Donald Harris Wikipedia, Stanford, Age (Kamala Harris Father, Dad) Bio

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Name Donald Harris

Birthday / Age / Date of Birth / How old / DOB Born in 1938. As of 2020, he is around 82 years old.

Biography Profile / Wiki Information

Introduction :

Donald Harris is a Jamaican-American professor of economics at Stanford University. He is well-known as the father of senator Kamala Harris, who was a contender for the Democratic nomination for the American 2020 Presidential Elections. Eventually, Joe Biden won the nomination, and he chose Kamala as his running-mate.

Personal Life : Family & Education

  • Donald Harris was born and raised in Jamaica but is now a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.
  • He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University College of the West Indies in 1960.
  • In 1961, Donald emigrated to the United States of America, seeking to continue his studies in economics at the University of California Berkeley. Here, he graduated with a Ph.D. in 1966.
  • While studying at the University of California Berkeley, Donald was also very invested in the civil rights movement. Through this setting, he met the woman who would become his wife, Shyamala Gopalan, a fellow Berkeley student and activist.
  • Shyamala, born in the province of Madras in India would go on to become a prestigious breast cancer researcher. Shyamala succumbed to colon cancer in 2009.
  • Donald had two daughters with Shyamala: Kamala, born on October 20, 1964, now a lawyer, politician and a senator; and Maya Harris, born on January 30, 1967, who is also a lawyer and a public policy advocate.
  • Shyamala and Donald got divorced in 1971 when their elder daughter Kamala was seven and their younger one, Maya, was four. Shyamala was given full custody of the two children.
  • Kamala and her younger sister Maya continued to visit their father occasionally during summers and holidays. But their mother continued to be the central figure in the sisters’ lives.

Job, Salary & Net Worth :

  • After graduating from the University of California Berkeley, Donald worked as a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. While there, he was awarded tenure only three years after graduating from Berkeley.
  • In 1972, he was invited to join the faculty at the prestigious Stanford University.
  • During his long stint at Stanford, Donald led the ‘Alternative Approaches to Economic Analysis’ program, and taught the famous ‘Theory of Capitalist Development’ course.
  • His main research focus was on an understanding and analysis of the process of capital accumulation.
  • He retired from Stanford in 1998, but still holds the prestigious title of Emeritus Professor there.

Consulting and Publications Work :

  • Donald has numerous publications and has traveled extensively around the world, attending conferences and participating in research. He has also led seminars and lectures from Zambia to Guatemala to Hong Kong to Italy.
  • He has also served as an economic consultant and economic adviser to several Jamaican prime ministers.
  • Donald has also worked as a consultant for various agencies of international renown, like the United Nations and the World Bank.

Fun Facts, Height & Trivia :

  • Donald received numerous fellowships and awards throughout his academic career, including the Shell Scholar in Jamaica in 1957. He was also twice named a Fulbright Scholar: in Brazil in 1990 & 1991; and in Mexico in 1992.
  • He was very much displeased with a pot-smoking comment made by his daughter, senator Kamala Harris, as he thought it was disrespectful to their Jamaican heritage.
  • Both of Donald’s daughters have Tamil (Indian-origin) names, in accordance with their mother’s heritage.
Marriage & Wedding / Wife / Engaged / Partner See above for details.

26 thoughts on “Donald Harris Wikipedia, Stanford, Age (Kamala Harris Father, Dad) Bio”

  1. Cynthia j Donahey

    How did she declare herself over the years? I am 72, the declaration of race on various employment forms started fairly early. How did she declare on the census?

  2. When did Donald Harris become a naturalized citizen? The date is pertinent to Kamala’s eligibility to run for Vice President!

    1. No its not Glenn. Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California which has been part of the United States for many years. In addition she is more than 35 years of age and has been a resident of the United States for at least the past 14 years.

      1. Just because a person is born on U. S. Soil does not make them automatically a U. S. Citizen by birth, even by the 14th Amendment standards, because one’s parents, in particular that father, must be under the jurisdiction of the U. S. A. for one born on U. S. Soil to be considered a U. S. Native Born citizen. This is why the date of Kamala Harris’ father’s Naturalization to become a U. S. Citizen is so important.

        If he became a Naturalized U. S. Citizen before Kamala’s 16th birthday, that would make Kamala a U. S. Citizen also. If not, and Kamala Harris would still be a citizen of Jamaica, or perhaps India, unless she applied and received her own papers to be considered a Naturalized U. S. Citizen to be able to keep her job in the U. S. Senate. She is definitely NOT a Natural Born U. S. Citizen as defined by our framers of our U. S. Constitution which definition they got from Emmerich de Vattel’s book THE LAW OF NATIONS.

        A Natural Born U. S. Citizen must have two parents who were U. S. Citizens at the time of that person’s birth and ideally, that person is born on U. S. Soil. Kamala Harris, therefore, does not meet the U. S. Constitutional Requirement of being a Natural Born U. S. Citizen, so she cannot legally accept the position of either U. S. President or U. S. Vice President.

    2. Not at all pertinent to Kamala Harris’s eligibility’ to be president. She was born in Oakland CA — is over 35 and has lived more than 14 years in the USA —. all that is required. Trump’s mother immigrated to US from Scotland which did not make him not eligible either.
      U. S. Constitution. Article 2, Section 1.Paragraph 4.

      1. Neither of her parents were citizens when she was born. Therefore she is not a NATURAL BORN citizen and CAN NOT BE Vice or President! PERIOD!

  3. Her mom is Indian her dad was Jamaican America so she is only part black?? Why does she not considered herself Indian. ? Why does she want people to think she is black??

    1. Because there was a major push for Biden to name a black woman as VP! An Indian comment on a FB post about her blackness was, “SHE’S NOT BLACK” b/c of her 1/2 Indian heritage! Her Jamaican daddy, Donald Harris Ph. D, wrote an article that said he had Irish ancestors, one named Hamilton Brown who owned a plantation and slaves in Jamaica and also, a maternal grandmother with a surname, Finegan, which is Irish too, so Kamala has some Irish DNA in her blood!

    2. Because both Democrat and Republican parties have consistently held up persons who are NON-black Americans (or NON-African Americans, according to the conventional definition as descendents of African slaves still living in the United States) as evidence of their inclusion of “black or African” Americans amongst their partys’ leadership and candidates. However, much (if not most) of the time, these strange- and foreign-looking brown-skinned persons are no more black or African American than VP Pence or Sen. Graham. This reoccurring practice is American hypocrisy at finest.

      1. Kamala’s parents were strong activists when both Donald J. Harris and Shaymala Lewis were attending Berkely in California and attending meetings with Malcom X and his followers. Shaymala was the only non-black member of the Black Power movement in California.

    3. It says her father was born in Jamaica of British parents. I have not found anything that says whether either of his parents were black.
      She was born in US and raised by her East Indiana mother.

    1. Sharon A. Marquez

      Different kind of Indian! Elizabeth Warren is Native American Indian, and Kamala Harris is 1/2 Eastern Indian.

    2. There are many cultures that claim their heritage based on the mother or father. Kamala Harris’s first name was given as a part of her mother’s heritage. Ms. Harris declares herself an American. Kamala is half-Indian, Hindu by heritage. Her father is a Jamaican, from the West Indies. Does that mean that Kamala Harris is full Indian? No.

      Like Barack Obama who’s father was a Muslim, his heritage is Muslim but he was an American. That’s the whole idea of globalization. Personally I prefer The American Way. It’s your responsibility to know the truth!

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