Confirming earlier reports, Dr. Louis I. Harris yesterday announced his impending retirement from the office of Health Commissioner, which he has occupied since the start of Mayor Walker’s Administration. Jan. 1, 1926.
Dr. Harris made his announcement after a long distance telephone conversation with Mayor Walker in Monterey, Cal, in which he assured Mayor Walker he would not quit until the Mayor returns from his vacation, expected to be about Aug. 1.
In a letter to the Mayor, which he made public yeterday with the Mayor’s permission. Dr. Harris, explaining his reason for retiring, wrote: “An opportunity has presented itself to me to serve in a consultant capacity in establishing a medical and sanitary service in connection with one of the outstanding industrial organizations of the country.
“The position that I have been invited to accept offers such large possibilities for contributing in various ways to the public health service, and thus to continue my career in my chosen field, that I have felt it right and desirable, after most careful deliberation, to accept it.”
The industrial organization is the National Dairy Products Corporation, an operating and holding company. operating subsidiary dairy and ice cream companies throughout the country.