William Collins Whitney

William Collins Whitney

Conway, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Feb 1904 (aged 62)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Section 74, Lake View Plot
Memorial ID 6662205 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He was appointed as United States Secretary of the Navy during the first administration of President Grover Cleveland, serving from 1885 to 1889. During his tenure he inaugurated the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.


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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 5 Aug 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6662205
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Collins Whitney (5 Jul 1841–2 Feb 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6662205, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .