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W. Averell Harriman

W. Averell Harriman

Businessman + Politician and Diplomat
Born Nov 15, 1891

William Averell Harriman was an American Democratic Party politician, businessman, and diplomat. He was the son of railroad baron E. H. Harriman. He served as Secretary of Commerce under President Harry S. Truman and later as the 48th Governor of New York. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952, and again in 1956 when he was endorsed by President Truman but lost to Adlai Stevenson both times.… Read More

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1891 Birth Born on November 15, 1891.


1986 95 Years Old He died on July 26, 1986 in Yorktown Heights, New York, at the age of 94. … Read More
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