from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Villard, Henry 1835-1900. 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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  • n. United States railroad magnate and businessman (1835-1900)


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  • “No one can deny that the entire Roosevelt legislation has enormously enhanced the authority of the president,” Villard wrote in 1934, “given him some dictatorial powers, and established precedents that would make it easy for any successor to Mr. Roosevelt, or for that gentleman himself, to carry us far along the road to Fascism or state socialism.”

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  • Oswald Garrison Villard, the publisher of the Nation, came to regret his early endorsement of Roosevelt.

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  • Francois Villard, for instance, is an excellent French wine maker who makes both AOC wines and varietal-labeled Vin de Pays wines in the Rhone Valley.

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  • First Lieutenant Brian Villard, a Marine spokesman, told the Times that the decision was "not punitive" and is in accordance with Brig rules.

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  • In a more personal vein, Merrill Markoe's "Cool, Calm and Contentious" Villard, 269 pages, $24 is a wry look at life from a woman who loves dogs but is wary of men, as we grasp from the account of her first love—to an artist who treated her indifferently and failed to make the earth move despite several opportunities.

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  • “Recollections of Lincoln,” by Henry Villard (February 1904)

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  • The daughter of William Lloyd Garrison, Fanny Garrison Villard (1844-1928), herself a prominent social reformer, advocating for women's rights and equal treatment of all races, also published a collection of her father's thoughts on non-resistance entitled William Lloyd Garrison On Non-Resistance.

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  • The buy will, enable MediaDefender to dramatically expand its effectiveness by providing customers with a wide range of options to meet the constantly evolving challenges in copyright protection and enforcement, says a statement from ARTISTdirect boss Dimitri Villard.

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  • She added that its only one, the Municipal Art Society's Urban Center Books at the Villard Houses on Madison Avenue and 51st Street, went out of business over a year ago.

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  • Reproduced with the permission of the publisher, Villard, 2003

    A Talk with Sabin Willett


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