Gov. William Averell Harriman
was also known as Gov. W. Averell Harriman. Gov. William Averell Harriman was born on 15 November 1891 at New York City, New York County, New York. He was the son of Edward Henry Harriman
and Mary Williamson Averell
. Gov. William Averell Harriman married Kitty Lanier Lawrence
on 21 September 1915. Gov. William Averell Harriman married Marie Norton Whitney
on 21 February 1930. Gov. William Averell Harriman was Chairman of the Board, Union Pacific Railroad between 1932 and 1942. He held the position of Ambassador to Russia between 1943 and 1946. He held the position of Ambassador to Great Brititan between April 1946 and October 1946. He held the position of Secretarty of State between October 1946 and April 1948. He held the position of special assistant to the President between 1948 and 1950. He held the position of American Representative to NATO in 1951. He held the position of Director of the Mutual Security Agency between 1951 and 1953. He held the position of Governor of New York between 1955 and 1959. He held the position of Ambassador at Large in 1961. He held the position of assistant Secretary of State between 1961 and 1963. He held the position of undersecretary for political affairs between 1963 and 1965. He held the position of Chief US negotiator Vietnam peace talks in Paris between 1965 and 1969. He married Pamela Beryl Digby
in 1971. Gov. William Averell Harriman was Business/Government. He was buried in 1986 at Orange County, New York. He died in 1986 at Yorktown, Westchester County, New York. He died on 26 July 1986 at Birch Grove, Westchester County, New York, at age 94. He was buried at Forest Lake, New York. Harriman, W(illiam) Averell Harriman, W(illiam) Averell, 1891-1986, U.S. businessman and public official; b. N.Y.C. A Democrat, he was ambassador to the USSR (1943-46), secretary of commerce (1946-48), governor of New York state (1955-59), undersecretary of state (1963-65), and ambassador-at-large (1965-68). Hewas also (1968) chief U.S. negotiator at the Paris peace talks on Vietnam. The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia is licensed from Columbia University Press. Copyright © 1995 by Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Fisk, Averell(grandson), 1960-80 Fisk, Kathleen (granddaughter), 1953-80 Fisk, Mary Averell Harriman (daughter) and Shirley C., 1929-81 Fisk, Robert C. (grandson), 1945-81 Gerry, Cornelia Harriman (sister) and Robert C., 1907-54 Gerry, GertrudeSheldon (grandniece), 1961-68 Gerry, Robert L., Jr., and Elbridge II (nephews), and family, 1923-77 Hannum, Nancy Penn Smith (niece) and John B., 1952-80 2 Harriman, E. Roland (brother) and Gladys, 1906-72 (6 folders) Harriman, Edward H. (father), 1898-1909 3 Harriman, Marie Norton Whitney (wife) 1932-64 (6 folders) 4 1965-68 Harriman, Mary W. Averell (mother), ca. 1895-1932, n.d.(5 folders) Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward (wife), 1941-45 Mortimer, Averell (grandson), 1966-81 5 Mortimer, David (grandson), 1963-81 Mortimer, Jay (grandson), 1968-77 Mortimer, Kathleen Harriman (daughter) and Stanley,1929-81, n.d. (2 folders) Pool, Kathleen Lanier Lawrence Harriman (wife), 1919-32 Rumsey, Bronson H. (nephew), 1938-39 Rumsey, Charles Carey (nephew) and Mary, 1935-53 Rumsey, Charles Carey, Jr. (grandnephew), 1953-62 Rumsey, Mary Averell H. (niece), 1936-80 Rumsey, Mary Harriman (sister) and Charles Carey, 1901-33 Stewart, Carol Harriman Smith (sister), 1906-48 Whitney, Gifford and Scollay (stepgrandchildren), 1965-77 6 Whitney, Harry Payne (stepson), and family, 1936-80 Whitney, Nancy (stepgranddaughter), 1962-81 Whitney, Nancy Marie (stepdaughter), 1949-81 Other relatives, 1901-81 (2 folders) Between others Harriman, Edward H. and Mary W. Averell, 1894-98 Harriman, Marie Norton Whitney and various family members, 1940-51 Harriman, Mary W. Averell and father and descendants, 1895-1931 Mortimer, Kathleen Harriman and: Fisk, Mary AverellHarriman, 1941-51 Harriman, Marie Norton Whitney, 1941-45, n.d. Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward,1946 Stewart, Carol Harriman Smith, 1936 Miscellaneous relatives, 1942-43 Averell, William J. (grandfather), 1869 (with 1921 cover letter) Fisk, Mary Averell Harriman, business papers, 1934-40 Gerry, Cornelia Harriman, condolences on her death, 1966 Harriman, Daisy (Mrs. J. Borden) (second cousin), memorial service, 1967-68 Harriman, E. Roland, condolences on his death, 1978 Harriman, Edward H. Harriman, Mary W. Averell Biography by Persia Campbell, 1958-61 (2 folders) Business papers, 1917-25 Condolences on her death, 1932 (2 folders) 11 Correspondence with others, 1902-27 Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward, congratulations on marriage to Harriman, 1971 Mortimer, Kathleen Harriman General, 1937-48 Newsweek job in London, 1941-45 Pool, Kathleen Lanier Lawrence Harriman, business papers, 1919-29 Rumsey, Mary Harriman, illness, death, and estate, 1934-65# New York City Births: Name: William A. Harriman Birth Date: 15 Nov 1891 Certificate Number: 40754.