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William Fairfield Whiting

In office
August 22, 1928 – March 4, 1929
Preceded by Herbert Hoover
Succeeded by Robert P. Lamont

Born July 20, 1864
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Died August 31, 1936 (aged 72)
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Anne Chapin[1]
Children William Whiting, Edward Chapin Whiting, Fairfield Whiting, Ruth Whiting[1]
Alma mater Amherst College[1]
Occupation Paper Maker

William Fairfield Whiting (born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, on July 20, 1864, died August 31, 1936) was United States Secretary of Commerce August 22, 1928 to March 4, 1929, during the last months of the administration of Calvin Coolidge.

Whiting was the son of Massachusetts politician and businessman William Whiting. When his father who organized the Whiting Paper Company became president of that business, William Fairfield Whiting became treasure.[2] When his father died William F. Whiting became president of the Whiting Paper Company and his brother Samuel Raynor Whiting became treasurer.[2]

Whiting is interred in Forestdale Cemetery along with his parents.[3]

External links


  1. ^ a b c Cutter, William Richard (1910), Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, New York, N.Y.: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., p. 980  
  2. ^ a b Weeks, Lyman Horace (1916), A history of paper-manufacturing in the United States, 1690-1916, New York, N.Y.: The Lockwood Trade Journal Company, p. 247  
  3. ^ Clark, Rusty (2004), Holyoke, Massachusetts: Stories Carved in Stone, West Springfield, MA: Dog Pond Press, p. 155   ISBN 0975536265
Political offices
Preceded by
Herbert Hoover
United States Secretary of Commerce
Served under: Calvin Coolidge

August 22, 1928–March 4, 1929
Succeeded by
Robert P. Lamont


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