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William Fairfield Whiting
Birth: Jul. 20, 1864
Holyoke
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1936
Holyoke
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. The son of Congressman William Whiting (1841-1911), he graduated from Amherst College in 1886 and became active in several commercial ventures, including joining his father's business, Holyoke's Whiting Paper Company, a firm known nationwide for its famous advertising slogan "when you think of writing, think of Whiting". Whiting became the company's Treasurer, and was named its President after his father's death. A close friend of President Calvin Coolidge, he was one of Coolidge's first political supporters and as a Delegate to the 1920 Republican National Convention he played a key role in obtaining for Coolidge the Republican nomination for Vice President. Whiting also served as a Delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1924 and 1928. In August, 1928 Coolidge named him to succeed Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce after Hoover was named the Republican nominee for President. Whiting served until the end of Coolidge's term in March, 1929, afterwards returning to his Holyoke business interests and also serving as a Delegate to the 1936 Republican National Convention. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Whiting (1841 - 1911)
  Anna Morgan Fairfield Whiting (1841 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Anne Chapin Whiting (1870 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Edward Chapin Whiting (1895 - 1965)*
  Fairfield Whiting (1897 - 1966)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Fairfield Whiting (1864 - 1936)
  Samuel Raynor Whiting (1867 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forestdale Cemetery
Holyoke
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2008
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Apr. 2, 2014
William Fairfield Whiting: Sir, you will be remembered as United States Secretary of Commerce August 22, 1928 to March 4, 1929, during the last months of the administration of Calvin Coolidge, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Aug. 31, 2013
William Fairfield Whiting: Sir, you will be remembered as United States Secretary of Commerce August 22, 1928 to March 4, 1929, during the last months of the administration of Calvin Coolidge. happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011
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