Averell Harriman

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Noun1.Averell Harriman - United States financier who negotiated a treaty with the Soviet Union banning tests of nuclear weapons (1891-1986)
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More attention might have been paid to the contradiction between Hopkins's approach and the more anti-Soviet views of proteges such as W. Averell Harriman. Among matters given little attention are US plans for the postwar economic order and the reasons why Hopkins helped "engineer Truman's ascent" to the vice presidency (137).
Shaw places responsibility for Diem's brutal killing indirectly on President Kennedy, but more eloquently blames a cabal of anti-Diem officials in the State Department, led by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs W. Averell Harriman, for setting the stage for Diem's overthrow.
American statesman W. Averell Harriman died in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., at age 94.