Harriman, (William) Averell

   Born to a wealthy New York City family, Averell Harriman was educated at Groton and Yale. In 1941, he was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to supervise the Lend-Lease program to Great Britain. In 1943, he became ambassador to the Soviet Union and in 1945 ambassador to Britain and then administrator of the Marshall Plan. In 1952, he announced his intention to run for the Democratic presidential nomination, but he lost to Adlai Stevenson. In 1954, Harriman was elected governor of New York, where he worked to improve civil rights and extend antipoverty programs. He failed to get reelected in 1958, losing to Republican Nelson Rockefeller. He spent the rest of the 1950s speaking on foreign policy issues. In 1968, Harriman was chosen by President Lyndon Johnson to head the U.S. delegation in peace talks with North Vietnam, a position he relinquished when Richard M. Nixon took office.

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