Villard Henry Definition

vĭ-lär, -lärd
German-born American journalist and railroad magnate. He was president of the Northern Pacific Railroad (1881–1884) and formed (1890) the company that later became General Electric. His son Oswald Garrison Villard (1872–1949), a journalist and editor, was president of the New York Evening Post (1900–1918) and owner of The Nation (1918–1935).
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