The names featured below are obviously only a very small part of Harris pupils who have made their mark in industry or commerce. Please contact us to let us know about others who should be included.
Maurice Bloch was a pupil in the 1890s. He set up a highly successful business in Glasgow and was honoured by the award of a knighthood.
A pupil at Perth Road, he followed a traditional path for a Dundee boy by undertaking a career in journalism, culminating in his appointment as editor of the "Glasgow Herald".
William Lamond was a pupil at Park Place. A member of a Newtyle family, he rose to be Managing Director of the Imperial Bank in India and was knighted for his services, the first Harris F.P. to receive this honour.
Ralph Pride, a pupil at Perth Road, was for many years President of the F.P. Association. In his professional life, he rose to become editor of the "Evening Telegraph".
Innes was a pupil of Park Place and Dux Medallist in 1897. Although not as well known as his older brother Herbert Smith (see Education) he carved a successful career in one of Dundee's main industries. He was highly esteemed as an expert in jute manufacture and as a teacher and examiner in textile subjects. For many years, he was manager of large textile establishments, first Walton Works and later Camperdown Works, Lochee.
A pupil at Park Place, he left the Harris in 1930. A successful business career saw him become chairman of Don Brothers, Buist & Co. In 1967, he became President of Dundee Chamber of Commerce. An involvement in local politics also resulted in his appointment as Provost of Forfar.