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Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986

Averell Harriman Speaks at the Truman Library

W. Averell Harriman speaks about former President Harry S. Truman's decisive nature and international leadership in this speech given in the auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, April 19, 1969. During the Truman administration, Harriman served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Secretary of Commerce, US Coordinator of the Marshall Plan, Special Assistant to the President, and Director of the Mutual Security Agency.

Truman Library Institute Board Meeting

Intermittent video with sound (rough sync) featuring portions of the 12th Annual Institute Board Meeting in the research room at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, MO. Meeting attendees include Ambassador Averell Harriman, Professor Thomas Blaisdell, Richard Ruetten, Theodore Wilson, Director of the Library and Institute Secretary Philip Brooks, Institute President Elmer Ellis, Institute Vice President Francis Heller, Cyrus Eaton, and Institute Treasurer Tom Evans.

Harriman and Anderson Consult with EUCOM and OMGUS Officials on European Economy

Secretary of Commerce Averell Harriman and Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson meet with European Command (EUCOM) Commander General Lucius D. Clay and other high military officials in Berlin, Germany, to discuss the postwar economy of western Europe. Shown left to right are: EUCOM Government Affairs Adviser Dr. Henry Parkman; EUCOM Deputy Military Governor Maj. Gen. Frank A. Keating; Secretary Anderson; Gen. Clay; Secretary Harriman; EUCOM Economic Adviser Maj. Gen. William H.

President Truman and Prime Minister Churchill at Anglo-American Meeting

Meeting between American and British government officials in Washington, D.C. Seated (L to R): Sir Anthony Eden, British Foreign Minister; Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister; President Harry S. Truman; Dean Acheson, U.S. Secretary of State; John W. Snyder, U.S. Secretary of Treasury; Robert A. Lovett, U.S. Secretary of Defense. Standing (L to R): Walter S. Gifford, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain; General Omar N. Bradley; Sir Oliver Franks, British Ambassador to the U.S.; Lord Frederick Cherwell; Lord Hastings L. Ismay; W. Averell Harriman.

Screen Gems Collection (outtakes from the television series "Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman")

President Harry S. Truman's former Special Assistant, Averell Harriman, discusses aspects of the Korean War and his role as liaison between the president and General Douglas MacArthur. 


Because this is an interview with someone other than Mr. Truman, the copyright to this segment is unclear.