Herbert Melville Harriman

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Herbert Melville Harriman

Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: January 03, 1933 (59)
Bovagh House, Aghadowey, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Oliver H. Harriman and Laura Harriman
Husband of Mary "May" Madeleine Brady and Sarah Jane Harriman
Ex-husband of Isabella Pratt Hunnewell
Father of Private
Brother of James Low Harriman; Emmeline Olin; Anne Vanderbilt; Oliver Low Harriman, Jr.; Jefferson Borden Harriman and 2 others

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About Herbert Melville Harriman


Herbert Melville Harriman was an American heir, businessman and sportsman.

Harriman was born on September 28, 1873 in New York City. His father, Oliver Harriman, was a dry goods merchant. His mother was Laura Low.

Harriman graduated from Princeton University. He served in the American Expeditionary Forces of the United States Army during World War I.

Harriman started his career as a clerk in Omaha, Nebraska for Union Pacific Railroad. Even though his family were majority shareholders, Harriman wanted to start at the bottom and work his way up. However, he quit after a few months and moved back to New York.

Harriman became a socialite on the East Coast. He was stockholder of the Newport Casino. Additionally, he was a member of the Newport Reading Room, He was also a member of the Meadow Brook Golf Club, The Brook, the Turf and Field Club and the Piping Rock Club.

Harriman married three times. He married his first wife, Isabella Hunnewell, of a prominent Boston family, on September 26, 1894, at the Hunnewell home in Wellesley, Massachusetts. His second wife was Mary Madeline “May” Brady. They married in August 1908 at Newport, Rhode Island, and divorced in 1921. His third and final wife was Sarah Jane Hunter. They married on October 26, 1921 in Paoli, Indiana.

Harriman was an avid golf and tennis player. In golf, he won both the U.S. Amateur and the Metropolitan Amateur in 1899.

Harriman died on January 3, 1933 in Aghadowey, County Londonderry, Ireland. His estate was inherited by his widow.

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September 28, 1873
New York, New York, United States
January 3, 1933
Age 59
Bovagh House, Aghadowey, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom