E. Roland Harriman I reminisce

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Harriman, E. Roland
Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City (1975)
ISBN 10: 0385114699 ISBN 13: 9780385114691
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Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. [10], 280, [2] pages. Illustrations. Signed bookplate from the author, inscribed to Ed and signed Roland scotched taped to half title. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Edward Roland Noel "Bunny" Harriman (December 24, 1895 in New York City - February 16, 1978 in Arden, New York) was an American financier and philanthropist. In November 1919, Harriman joined the Merchant Shipbuilding Corporation, a firm in which his brother W. Averell Harriman had an interest. In 1922 Harriman joined W. A. Harriman Company, investment bankers in New York City, and in 1923 he became its vice president. In 1927 the two brothers formed the banking firm Harriman Brothers and Company. In 1931 the firm was merged with Brown Bros. & Co., with Roland as vice president. Brown Brothers Harriman started with nine partners and about 200 employees, performing specialized banking services for customers, mainly medium-sized corporations; it was not a member of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In 1968 Harriman and three other senior partners at Brown Brothers (Robert A. Lovett, secretary of defense under President Harry Truman; Prescott Bush, former senator from Connecticut; and Knight Woolley - all Yale men) moved "upstairs," literally and figuratively, to make way for the younger partners, one of whom was Robert Roosa, former undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury. In 1975 a few years prior to Harriman's death, there were 29 partners and approximately 1,000 employees. Harriman served as the chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad for 23 years. He was the youngest of five surviving children of Edward Henry Harriman, a financier and executive of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Southern Pacific Railroad. Among his siblings was Averell Harriman, the financier and government official, four years his senior. Edward H. Harriman's estate was substantial, variously estimated between $70 million and $100 million upon his death in 1909. Harriman was educated at Groton, from which he graduated in 1913, and Yale University (B.A., 1917), where he was a friend and classmate of Prescott Bush. During World War I, Harriman served for ten months as an inspector with the rank of lieutenant in the United States Army Ordinance Department. Stricken with pneumonia and influenza, he was honorably discharged in January 1919. Harriman established the Irving Sherwood Wright professorship in geriatrics at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and provided funds for cardiovascular research at the hospital. After World War II, Harriman joined the American Red Cross as a member of the board of governors in 1947 and helped reorganize it, serving as manager for the organization's North Atlantic area from 1944 to 1946, as vice-president and national annual fund appeal chair in 1949, and was appointed its president by President Truman to succeed General George Marshall in 1950. President Dwight Eisenhower reappointed him president in 1953. Harriman's other philanthropic board memberships included that of the American Museum of Natural History, for which he was also treasurer. He was also the chairman of the U.S. Trotting Association. He was also president and chairman of the Boys' Club of New York. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Seller Inventory # 72800

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Harriman, E. Roland
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Book Description Doubleday, 1975. Unknown Binding. Condition: Good. Good, Jacket shows wear and small tears, Unmarked, Solid, Cover has wear, Good copy overall. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books and media, ship within 48 hours, and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 1M56JE0016D6

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