Governor William Averell  Harriman

Governor William Averell Harriman

Male 1891 - 1986  (95 years)    Has 3 ancestors and 4 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Averell Harriman 
    Prefix Governor 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 1891  New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jul 1986  Arden, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I78259  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2002 

    Father Edward Henry Harriman,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Williamson Averell 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. Cornelia Harriman
     
    Family ID F66903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Marie,   d. 1971 
    Children 
    +1. Kathleen Harriman,   b. 07 Dec 1917,   d. 19 Feb 2011, Arden, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pamela Beryl Digby,   b. 20 Mar 1920, Farnborough Park Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1997, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1971  New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pamela had a reputation as a party girl and had many liaisons, one of them being with W. Averell Harriman, while he was still married. When Averell's wife died, he and Pamela linked up again; they were married 30 years after their earlier affair.
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2001 
    Family ID F32373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1891 - New York City, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Sep 1971 - New York City, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • American public official; son of E. H. Harriman. Expanding his railroad inheritance, W. Averell Harriman became a banker and shipbuilder and later (1932) board chairman of the Union Pacific. He was administrative officer (1934-35) of the NRA and an official (1937-40) in the Dept. of Commerce, then became (1941) chief overseas administrator of lend-lease. He was ambassador to the USSR (1943-46) and to Great Britain (1946). After serving (1946-48) as Secretary of Commerce, he was appointed (Apr., 1948) U.S. representative abroad for the European Recovery Program and later (1951-53), director of the Mutual Security Agency. He was elected governor of New York (1955-59) and was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1956. Defeated for reelection in 1958 by Nelson A. Rockefeller, he became in 1961 President John F. Kennedy's special roving ambassador. He was Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs (1963-65) and ambassador-at-large (1965-68) for President Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1968, when the Paris peace talks on Vietnam opened, he was chief U.S. negotiator. He is the author of Peace with Russia (1959) and America and Russia in a Changing World (1971).

      godson: Peter Duchin. Averell and Marie raised Peter since he was a baby. Peter’s mother, a great friend of Marie Harriman, was a Social Register debutante who died soon after giving birth to the boy and his father was Eddy Duchin, the famed bandleader. With his father on the road all the time, the Harriman’s became Peter’s surrogate parents and he kept a close relationship with them


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