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W. Averell Harriman
Birth: Nov. 15, 1891
Death: Jul. 26, 1986

Businessman, US Diplomat. He was the heir to his father's Union Pacific Railroad fortune. President Franklin Roosevelt sent him to Moscow in 1941 first as a minister and later as an ambassador. He briefly served as US Ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1946 and was appointed Secretary of Commerce by President Truman later serving as national security advisor during the Korean War. He was elected governor of New York in 1954 but lost re-election in 1958. After two unsuccessful tries for the Democratic nomination for president in 1952 and 1956, he served in various posts in the State Department under President Kennedy. He was later appointed ambassador-at-large for Southeast Asia in 1965 by President Johnson. In 1968 he wrapped up his political career serving as chief US negotiator during preliminary peace talks with North Vietnam. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Edward Harriman (1848 - 1909)
  Mary Williamson Averell Harriman (1851 - 1932)
 
 Spouses:
  Pamela Beryl Digby Harriman (1920 - 1997)*
  Marie Norton Harriman (1903 - 1970)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881 - 1934)*
  W. Averell Harriman (1891 - 1986)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Unknown
 
Burial:
Arden Estate
Arden
Orange County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Nov 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5971569
W. Averell Harriman
Added by: Stan Sherman
 
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