Larry Haeg to speak on historic 1901 battle for railroad

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February 17, 2014

Larry Haeg, author of Minnesota Book Award finalist "Harriman vs. Hill," will be speaking at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Saint John's Pottery Studio, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minn.

Haeg is an author, former executive vice president of corporate communications for Wells Fargo, a former broadcast journalist and a former trustee of the College of Saint Benedict. He is also the author of "In Gatsby's Shadow: The Story of Charles Macomb Flandrau" and "Saint Benedict's Rule for Fair Play in Sports."

"Harriman vs. Hill" focuses on the battle over control of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1901 between Edward Henry Harriman and James J. Hill, and the ensuing changes in American business.

The discussion will be led by economics associate professor Louis Johnston, holder of the Joseph P. Farry Professorship at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.

This event is sponsored by the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Institute, the University Chair in Critical Thinking at Saint John's University, the Saint John's Pottery Studio and the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement at Saint John's University, serving the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. For more information, contact Mark Conway via email or by phone at 320-363-5399.