Frederick Brown Harris (1883.4.10. ~ 1970.8.18.)
From 1942 to 1946, Harris served as the incumbent pastor in the U.S. Senate while maintaining a close relationship with President Truman. During this time, he played a role in introducing various factors of the U.S. political landscape to Syngman Rhee, who was the chairperson of the Korean Commission to America.
In February 1942, 『The Washington Post』 reported that due to his “interest in Korea stemming from his long-standing friendship with Dr. Syngman Rhee, the leader of the anti-Japanese uprising in 1919, known as the father of the Korean people,” Harris accepted the position of director of the Korean-American Council, demonstrating his significant interest in Korea.
In March 1942, he participated in the Korean Liberty Conference organized by the United Korean Committee in America, where he stated, “We pray, hope, and expect that when the current war is over, Korea will once again enjoy freedom and independence.”
In 1950, the government awarded him the Order of Merit for National Foundation.
Frederick Brown Harris, the British independence activists who fought for Korean independence. Now it is your turn to complete what they had dreamed of for the better future!