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Is it true that the current Harrimans are poor as church mice?

The Harriman money, which was obtained as a consequence of the extinguishing of Indian land titles, was dissipated in Pamela Harman's project to extinguish American rights. This left the surviving Harriman blood relatives, in 1994, at the age of eighty, owners of a trust fund as empty as a treaty promise. Litigation is beginning on a legal situation more tangled than that in Bleak House.

by Anonymousreply 1808/01/2013

OP thinks the Beverly Hillbillies are real.

by Anonymousreply 108/06/2010

Hardly hillbillies, R1. If anything, the Harrimans set out to extinguish hillbillies from our planet.

Averell Harriman, son of E.H. Harriman, the railroad tycoon who left $70,000,000 to his wife at the time of his death, and Harriman's partner, Prescott Bush, the father of the later U.S. President George Bush were instrumental in funding Hitler's rise to power and his master-race ideology.

Fritz Thyssen was the earliest important financial backer of Hitler. In 1923, he gave Gen. Erich Ludendorf 100,000 gold marks for the Nazis, prior to the attempted putsch by Hitler. From then through the 1930s, the bulk of the funds to build both the Nazi party, and Hitler's career, went through Thyssen.

The first Harriman-Thyssen meeting was most likely in 1922, when Averell Harriman had been in Berlin to set up the Berlin branch of W.A. Harriman & Co. This Harriman banking house had recently been created by the British-allied American financier, George Herbert Walker (George Bush's maternal grandfather), who was the bank's president.

by Anonymousreply 208/06/2010

Sothe fabulous Lady Pamela Harriman really went through the entire Harriman bank account?%0D %0D BTW, what did happen to all of Mrs. Harriman's jewels?%0D %0D That Pamela, it must have rankled her no end that she didn't get to boff Bill Clinton; so she did the next best thing & helped finance him into office.

by Anonymousreply 308/07/2010

The woman was a wicked witch who slept with a lot of men. Especially those men who she could benefit money and power from.

When Averell Harriman was dying, she managed to screw around with his will, and get his children from a previous marriage excluded. Harriman's children went to her, and asked her for one thing. They wanted their mother's pearl necklace back. Pamela said, no. They said, you have all her jewels we just want this one pearl necklace because it's a family heirloom and it means a lot to us. She didn't care, and no chance in hell they were getting the pearl necklace. The woman was extremely greedy to the point at the end of her life she was left with very little. She blew the money, and she was totally broke.

by Anonymousreply 408/07/2010

Was she LBJ's paramour? Was he with her when he Died?

by Anonymousreply 508/07/2010

Is Pamela Averell Harriman's daughter or granddaughter.

by Anonymousreply 608/07/2010

His WIFE silly!

by Anonymousreply 708/07/2010

Uh, Averell Harriman CHOSE to marry Pamela Hayward. All of her biographers note that she made him very, very happy. Hard cheese for his children. (Same scenario for the Hayward children.)%0D %0D %0D The pearl necklace tale is lifted from "Haywire." (It doesn't have anything to do with the Harriman family.)

by Anonymousreply 808/07/2010

[quote]she was totally broke.

And that's why she had a stroke in the Paris Ritz swimming pool.

For fucks sake: another clueless DL know-all.

by Anonymousreply 908/07/2010

That's the way to die: having a stroke while swimming laps in the Ritz pool while being U.S. ambassador to France after a fascinating life as a high-end courtesan and eventually king maker (president maker). Aside from being a political payoff, the people who are made ambassador to France are usually those who can afford what comes with the job, which is lavish entertainment beyond the bounds of what government provides. Pamela could do that. Rarely is the senior career officer at the State Department selected for that position, although through seniority he or she should be at the top of the list.

by Anonymousreply 1008/08/2010

Who were her heirs? I'm sure there was some mention at the time of her death about what happened to her estate.

by Anonymousreply 1108/10/2010

Who is Obama's ambassador to France?

by Anonymousreply 1208/10/2010

The Harriman Family still had a large interest in the Union Pacific Railroad into the 1960's at least, and the UP would deliver them to Sun Valley in a private train.

The train always had a spare locomotive attached, so if the train was involved in an accident with a car or some other mishap occurred, the damaged locomotive could be quickly removed and the Harriman Family would not be delayed.

by Anonymousreply 1308/10/2010

Fuck'em, they deserve what they got.

by Anonymousreply 1408/10/2010

I just finished reading "The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club" by C. David Heymann (bought used on Amazon). Pamela is one of the 'ladies' profiled in the book. She was born Pamela Digby at Minterne Magna in Dorset England, the country estate of her father, the very wealthy Lord Digby. She grew up very rich and pampered. There's lots of dish in the book about her love life with several people calling her basically a whore. She managed to overcome that reputation and be named ambassador to France as a result of raising so much money for the Democrats. She was fluent in French and the French loved her. And her step children detested her.

by Anonymousreply 1508/10/2010

Harriman's heirs were her son, Winston Churchill, and his first wife.

by Anonymousreply 1608/10/2010

If I remember correctly, Pamela herself didn't die penniless-the Harriman daughters ended up broke, however. She also had a lover in France who was half her age at the time of her death.

by Anonymousreply 1708/10/2010

I'm a Harriman, grew up in Idaho listening to family stories about Avrille. I was definitely not born into money. Would have been nice though!

by Anonymousreply 1808/01/2013
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