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(Biography) 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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(ˈhær ə mən)

1. Edward Henry, 1848–1909, U.S. financier and railroad magnate.
2. his son, W(illiam) A•ve•rell (ˈeɪ vər əl) 1891–1986, U.S. statesman.
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Noun1.Harriman - United States financier who negotiated a treaty with the Soviet Union banning tests of nuclear weapons (1891-1986)
2.Harriman - United States railway tycoon (1848-1909)Harriman - United States railway tycoon (1848-1909)
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Harriman. In the mansion that he built at Arden, there were a hundred telephones, sixty of them linked to the long-distance lines.
This was evidenced by the magnitude of the enterprises he engaged in, such as, for instance, Panama Mail, by sheer weight of money and fighting power wresting the control away from Shiftily and selling out in two months to the Harriman interests at a rumored enormous advance.
Harriman didn't believe in putting you on patchwork ever, at all."
Hill with his control of the Northwest; (2) the Pennsylvania railway group, Schiff financial manager, with big banking firms of Philadelphia and New York; (3) Harriman, with Frick for counsel and Odell as political lieutenant, controlling the central continental, Southwestern and Southern Pacific Coast lines of transportation;
BBH Capital Partners is a private equity strategy of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Better known as the Harriman Clubhouse, the 7-story walkup is being offered at $32 million.
Bill Harriman, the BASC's director of firearms who has also appeared on BBC's Antiques Roadshow, said: "If it is inconvenient to admit police personnel for any reason they should be told that this is the case and be asked to return at a convenient time, having made a proper appointment to do so.
Dumfries Colts 62 for 6 (G Lyburn 25 retd, S C Byers 17, W Martin 4-14) Annan 63 for 3 (A Hunter 17no, J Millar 17, M Glendinning 14, M McBurnie 2-7) Annan won by 7 wickets Shipwrecks 101 all out (P Raverty 26 retd, P Harriman 25 retd, D Davidson 3-15, C McCutcheon 2-7) Dalton 101 for 8 (D Davidson 25 retd, P Harriman 2-11).
Her husband, 51-year-old painter Harriman Burns, who was originally from Workington in Cumbria, then excitedly told the Inspector that he had done it and he was placed under arrest and taken to Rose Hill Bridewell.
ELDORADO June Harriman, 83, passed away Friday, Dec.
Corteza's play earned the admiration of American Danny Harriman, who placed fifth in the World 14.1 this year.