All about Sidney Harman

Sidney Harman

Age: 92

Education: Bachelor’s degree, City University of New York. Doctorate in education, Union Institute and University, New York.

Homes: Washington, D.C.; Venice, Calif.; and Aspen, Colo.


Marriage: Husband of U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) since 1980. First marriage, to Sylvia Harman, ended in divorce.

Children: Four from first marriage, two from second marriage and two step-children. Age range: 26-65. Ten grandchildren.

Career highlights: Chief executive of Harman Kardon, later Harman International Industries. President of World Friends College. Deputy secretary of Commerce. Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Board member of Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. Isaiah W. Hellman professor of polymathy at USC. Co-owner of the Newsweek Daily Beast Co.