George B. Harrison, Jr., was born at Glasgow, Mo.,
October 23, 1870. His is a pioneer family, his grandfather, John
Harrison, who is a native of Kentucky, having settled in Howard County
in 1814. There Mr. Harrison's father, George B. Harrison Sr.,
was born and reared. Mr. Harrison spent all his earlier life in
Glasgow, going to the public schools there and afterwards to Pritchett
College, where the degree of A. B. was conferred upon him in
1887. Mr. Harrison went into the banking business soon after his
graduation from college in the employ of the Glasgow Savings Bank,
rising from a clerkship until he was the bank's cashier. This
place he held for ten years. He came to Kansas City in July,
1901, and he became assistant cashier of the New England National
Bank. January 1, 1902, he was made cashier of the bank.
Since his local residence began, Mr. Harrison
has become identified with many institutions of the town, notably the
Kansas City Athletic Club, the Kansas City Club, and he also holds
membership in the Knights of Pythias. His affiliations in
banking and business circles are extensive, being a member of the
Missouri Bankers' Association, of which he has been first assistant
secretary-treasurer and president (1900 to 1901). He is also
treasurer of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress, and treasurer
of the Commercial Club.
Mr. Harrison was married in 1891 to Miss
Ligon, of Texas. They have two children, a boy and a girl.