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W. Averell Harriman

W. Averell HarrimanAKA William Averell Harriman

Born: 15-Nov-1891
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 26-Jul-1986
Location of death: Yorktown Heights, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arden Farm Graveyard, Arden, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat, Business, Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ambassador to USSR, Governor of NY

Father: E. H. Harriman (Union Pacific railroad baron, b. 20-Feb-1848, d. 9-Sep-1909)
Mother: Mary Williamson Averell
Wife: Kitty Lanier Lawrence Harriman (m. 21-Sep-1915, div. 1929, two daughters)
Daughter: Mary
Daughter: Kathleen
Wife: Marie Norton Whitney Harriman (m. 21-Feb-1930, d. 26-Sep-1970)
Wife: Pamela Harriman (m. 1971)

    High School: Groton School, Groton, MA (1908)
    University: Yale University

    US Ambassador at Large (1965-69)
    US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1963-65)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian & Pacific Affairs (1961-63)
    US Ambassador at Large (1961)
    Governor of New York (1955-59)
    US Secretary of Commerce (1946-48)
    US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1946)
    US Ambassador to the USSR (1943-46)
    Union Pacific VP (1915)
    American Academy of Diplomacy Charter Member
    The Business Council Chairman (1937-39)
    Club of Rome
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Knights of Pythias
    Pilgrims Society
    Skull and Bones Society
    Psi Upsilon Fraternity
    Jupiter Island
    Presidential Medal of Freedom (1969)
    Tammany Hall Candidate 1954
    Traveled to the USSR
    Prostate Surgery (21-May-1956)
    Hernia Operation Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City (4-May-1967)

Author of books:
Peace with Russia? (1959, international affairs)
America and Russia in a Changing World: A Half Century of Personal Observation (1971, international affairs)
Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946 (1975, memoir)


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