- Wheelock Whitney (businessman)
Wheelock "Wheels" Whitney (St. Cloud,
Minnesota, August 28, 1894[http://userdb.rootsweb.com/alumni/cgi-bin/alumni.cgi?main_id=148632&person=Wheelock%20%27Whit%27%20WHITNEY&database=Alumni%20Lists] - Wayzata, Minnesota, March 23, 1957[http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3094003&id=I605681266] ) was a Republican businessmanand philanthropistand the scionof a powerful Minnesota family. He graduated from Phillips Andover Academyin 1913 [http://userdb.rootsweb.com/alumni/cgi-bin/alumni.cgi?surname=Whitney&fname=Wheelock] .
His oldest son, Wheelock "Whee" Whitney, Jr. is a
Minneapolisphilanthropist, who was the 1964 Republican nominee for U.S. Senatefrom Minnesota, losing to Eugene McCarthy, and he was the Republican nominee for governor of Minnesotain 1982 [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/whitney.html] . He was part-owner and president of the Minnesota Vikingsfootball team for a number of years.
His second son is John Kimball "Kim" Whitney, a Minnesota
philanthropist, and a long-time board member of the Boy Scouts of America[http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0005/d-wwas.html]
His grandsons include Wheelock Whitney III, an art historian and philanthropist;
Benson Whitney, the current (as of 2006) U.S. ambassador to Norway; and ConnecticutGreen Party politician Charles Pillsburyof Doonesburyfame.
* [http://www.wheelockgenealogy.com/downloads/wheelock.pdf Wheelock family genealogy]
* [http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1122141.ece "Aftenposten" newspaper (Norway)]
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/whitney.html Political Graveyard page on U.S. politicans names Whitney]
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