Statement on the Death of William Averell Harriman


July 26, 1986


The world has lost one of her most respected statesmen. The death of Averell Harriman closes a chapter in diplomatic history which only someone of his talent and stature could have written.


Nancy and I offer our sympathy to his wife, Pamela, and to his family. On behalf of my predecessors, whom he served with such loyalty and dedication, I join all who mourn his passing.