Edward Henry Harriman

Edward Henry Harriman

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edward Henry Harriman was an American railroad executive. Harriman was born in Hempstead, New York, the son of Orlando Harriman, an Episcopal clergyman, and Cornelia Neilson. His great-grandfather, William Harriman, emigrated from England in 1795 and engaged successfully in trading and commercial pursuits. As a young boy, Harriman spent a summer working at the Greenwood Iron Furnace in the area owned by the Robert Parker Parrott family that would become Harriman State Park. He quit school at age 14 to take a job as an errand boy on Wall Street in New York City. His uncle Oliver Harriman had earlier established a career there. His rise from that humble station was meteoric. By age 22, he was a member of the New York Stock Exchange. And, by age 33, he focused his energies on acquiring rail linesshow more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135829548
  • 9786135829549