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 Michael Whitney Straight

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Michael Whitney Straight

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death
4 Jan 2004 (aged 87)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Ashes scattered.
Memorial ID
209529174 View Source

Michael Whitney Straight was an American magazine publisher, novelist, and patron of the arts. He was the son of Willard Dickerman Straight, an investment banker, and his wife, Dorothy Payne Whitney, a philanthropist, the daughter of William Collins Whitney, the United States Secretary of the Navy during the first Cleveland administration (1885-1889) and Flora (Payne) Whitney, the daughter of Senator Henry B. Payne of Ohio.

He was married three times, to: Belinda Booth Crompton (born 8/15/1920 at Port Chester, NY, died 12/5/15 at Chevy Chase, MD), divorced, with five children; Nina Gore (Auchencloss) Steers, divorced, no children; and Katharine Gould, no children.

Michael Whitney Straight was an American magazine publisher, novelist, and patron of the arts. He was the son of Willard Dickerman Straight, an investment banker, and his wife, Dorothy Payne Whitney, a philanthropist, the daughter of William Collins Whitney, the United States Secretary of the Navy during the first Cleveland administration (1885-1889) and Flora (Payne) Whitney, the daughter of Senator Henry B. Payne of Ohio.

He was married three times, to: Belinda Booth Crompton (born 8/15/1920 at Port Chester, NY, died 12/5/15 at Chevy Chase, MD), divorced, with five children; Nina Gore (Auchencloss) Steers, divorced, no children; and Katharine Gould, no children.


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