Robert Harris attended Swarthmore College and received his B.A. in economics. He then attended Creighton Law School and in 1958 achieving his J.D. degree. From there he continued on to Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and received his M.B.A in 1960. In 2019 he was the recipient of the honorary doctor’s degree from Weber State University as well as the commencement speaker.
Robert has had various positions within his professional career. He served in corporate legal capacities for Xerox, Rockwell, Ultrasystems, and Ford. He was the Vice President for 13 years for Baker Hughes Corporation and then served as Vice President and General Counsel for Thiokol Corporation until his retirement in 1997.
Robert enjoys being involved in his community and has had the opportunity to serve in many capacities including Weber Recidivism Taskforce, Chamber Orchestra Ogden since 2013, the director of Utah Humanities Council, president of the Harvard Alumni Association of Utah, member of the Board of Directors of the Utah Symphony, facilitator for the great-issues seminar originally under the auspices of Weber State University, Judge Pro Tem for the Second Judicial District of Ogden, president of the Ogden Rotary Club and President of the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association.