Freedom Securities Corp., a retail brokerage and investment company, has appointed Hugh R. Harris to its board of directors.

Mr. Harris is the president and chief operating officer of HomeSide Lending Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., a unit of National Australia Bank.

He was instrumental in the transaction leading to the sale of BancBoston Mortgage Corp. to HomeSide Lending and also led HomeSide's initial public offering, in 1997.

Also named to the Freedom board was David Prokupek, chief executive officer of Clearly Gull Reiland & McDevitt Inc., Milwaukee, which Freedom acquired in May.

Before joining Clearly Gull he was managing director at American Asset Management in New York.

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