By  on June 12, 2013

A memorial service will be held Sunday for S. Miller Harris, former head of Eagle Shirtmakers, who died in hospice care at his home in Spinnerstown, Pa., on June 9 after a brief illness. He was 91.

Although born into the men’s shirt business — his great-grandfather, Jacob Miller, started Eagle in 1867 — and known as an enthusiastic pursuer of the latest in piece goods and collar treatments, Harris had an intellectual bent and considerable writing skill. He was editor of the Cornell Daily Sun prior to his graduation from Cornell University and entry into the U.S. Army in 1943. His social circle at Cornell included author Kurt Vonnegut.

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