Robert C. Harrison

December 13, 1991

Robert C. Harrison, retired head of recreational land acquisition for the state Department of General Services, died Thursday of cancer at the home of his son in Bethesda.

Services were being held at 11 a.m. today at the Levinson funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Harrison, who was 79, lived in the Park Towers West Condominium.

He retired about 15 years ago from the state post he had held for about seven years.

A lawyer, he had earlier served as an assistant city solicitor in Baltimore for 15 years, handling land condemnation cases. Before that, he was executive secretary to the late Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Harrison was a graduate of City College and the University of Baltimore Law School and had been active in City College alumni affairs.

He was a former president of the Jewish Educational Alliance and of the Morris Kasoff Lodge of B'nai B'rith, which he helped to organize.

His first wife, the former Elsie Foss, died in 1976.

He is survived by his wife, the former Zelda Peck; his son, Stuart Harrison of Bethesda; his daughter, Arleen F. Kessler of Rockville; a brother, Herbert Harrison of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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