|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1875|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1956|
Edward E. Whiting was a well-known and respected columnist for the Boston Herald and other papers.
Whiting was born in Springfield, February 18, 1875. In his Who's Who autobiography, Whiting wrote that he "learned journalism from his father (Charles Goodrich Whiting) who was associate editor Springfield Republican many years." The son began his newspaper career on the weekly Springfield Homestead, after attending Williston Seminary and Harvard College, class of 1897. He moved to Boston in 1903 on the staff of the Boston Traveler.
In 1921, he was named assistant secretary to Boston Mayor Andrew J. Peters for the final six months of Peters' term.
Although his career also included terms with the Boston Evening Record (editor) and Daily Advertiser, it was his nearly 40-year career with The Herald for which he was best remembered. For many years he was a Herald columnist under the by-line of E.E. Whiting. He also wrote a "Boston Letter" in the Springfield Republican and "Beacon Hill" in the Worcester Telegram.
Whiting was the author of two biographies of Calvin Coolidge, President Coolidge, A Contemporary Estimate (1923) and Calvin Coolidge -- His Ideals of Citizenship a year later. He wrote Changing New England in 1929.
In the 1920s, Whiting spent several months studying transit systems in other cities and wrote a series of article on them for The Herald. As a result, in 1927, Gov. Alvan T. Fuller appointed him a trustee of the Boston Elevated Railway, a position he held for 20 years.
He lived in Newtonville. His first wife, Mrs. Margaret Webster Whiting, died in July 1935. In 1943 he married Margaret Robbins.
Abstracted in part from an obituary in the Boston Herald, 25 December 1956
Charles Goodrich Whiting (1842 - 1922)
Eliza Rose Gray Whiting (1846 - 1938)
Margaret Smith Webster Whiting (1881 - 1935)
Agnes Mary Whiting Wynne (1870 - 1928)*
Edward Elwell Whiting (1875 - 1956)
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