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Sidney Harman

Born: 5-Aug-1918
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 12-Apr-2011
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Harman International

Made his fortune selling stereo equipment. Founded Harman International in 1953, purchased Newsweek in 2010. His wife is former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-California).

Wife: Jane Harman (Congresswoman, b. 1945, m. 1980, two children)
Son: Brian (stepson, b. 1973)
Daughter: Hillary (stepdaughter, b. 1975)
Son: Daniel (b. 1982)
Daughter: Justine (b. 1984)

    University: BA, Bernard Baruch College (1939)
    Administrator: President, Friends World College (1970-73)
    Professor: University of Southern California (2008-)

    Newsweek Owner (2010-11)
    Harman International Founder, Harman/Kardon, Inc. (1953)
    Harman International CEO (1980-98)
    Member of the Board of Harman International (1980-, as Chairman, 1980-2008)
    US Commerce Department Deputy Secretary (1977-78)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Aspen Institute Board of Directors
    Bill Bradley for President
    Business Executives for National Security Board of Directors
    Carter Center Board of Directors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Council on Competitiveness
    Democratic National Committee
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    EMILY's List
    Freedom House Trustee
    Friends of Joe Lieberman
    Gephardt for President
    Gore 2000
    Harman Center for the Arts
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Joe Lieberman for President
    John Kerry for President
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Trustee
    Martin Luther King Center for Social Change Trustee
    National Leadership PAC
    National Symphony Orchestra Trustee
    New Democrat Network
    Public Agenda Honorary Member
    Trilateral Commission
    The Western Way PAC
    Roast: Bob Woodruff (2007)

Author of books:
Starting With the People (1988, with Daniel Yankelovich)
Mind Your Own Business (2003)


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