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E. H. HARRIMAN. A Biography.

Kennan, George.

Published by Houghton Mifflin:, 1922
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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842 pages, illustrated. "In 1881, Harriman acquired the small, broken-down Lake Ontario Southern Railroad. He renamed it the Sodus Bay & Southern, reorganized it, and sold it to the Pennsylvania Railroad at a considerable profit. This was the start of his career as a rebuilder of bankrupt railroads. Harriman was nearly fifty years old when in 1897 he became a director of the Union Pacific Railroad. By May 1898 he was chairman of the executive committee, and from that time until his death his word was law on the Union Pacific system. In 1903 he assumed the office of president of the company. From 1901 to 1909, Harriman was also the President of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The vision of a unified UP/SP railroad was planted with Harriman. (The UP and SP were reunited on Sept. 11, 1996 when the Interstate Commerce Commission approved their merger.) At the time of his death Harriman controlled the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific, the Saint Joseph and Grand Island, the Illinois Central, the Central of Georgia, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and the Wells Fargo Express Company. Estimates of his estate ranged from $70 million to $100 million. It was left entirely to his wife." 2 VERY GOOD HARDCOVERS, blue cloth covers, lettering is bright on the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 025345

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Title: E. H. HARRIMAN. A Biography.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin:

Publication Date: 1922

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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