Edward Henry, 1848–1909, U.S. financier and railroad magnate.
his son, W(illiam) A·ve·rell [ey-ver-uhl], /ˈeɪ vər əl/, 1891–1986, U.S. diplomat: governor of New York 1954–58.
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How to use Harriman in a sentence
Until the Kingston spill devastated the 6,300-person town of Harriman, located 250 miles north of Juliette, air pollution from coal-fired power plants had long overshadowed the peril of groundwater contamination caused by coal ash.
Averell Harriman [governor from 1955 to 1958] left behind a pretty significant deficit.
There she met and commenced an affair with President Roosevelt's personal envoy, Averell Harriman.
Years later, Pamela Churchill would become Pamela Harriman, and ultimately US ambassador to France.
While in London, Harriman also launched an affair with Pamela Churchill, daughter-in-law of the prime minister.
Believe it or not, McGurk's and Harriman's are not the only examples in American history of love affairs in war zones.
The ironclad monopoly enjoyed by the Harriman and Hill lines would probably have prevented this in any event.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
He had not been idle through all the day, but had drawn from the Harriman Bank twenty thousand dollars.Cytherea | Joseph Hergesheimer
One man has recently spent a busy term of years in simplifying the organization of the Harriman lines.
It is only once in a generation that a man like Harriman, who can bend a whole mighty directorate to his absolute will, arises.
Take the two members of the Western railroad world—one gone now—Hill and Harriman.
British Dictionary definitions for Harriman
W (illiam) Averell. 1891–1986, US diplomat: negotiated the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union (1963); governor of New York (1955–58)
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