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William WHITING

(1841-1911)

WHITING, William, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Dudley, Worcester County, Mass., May 24, 1841; attended the public schools; was graduated from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.; engaged in the manufacture of paper in Holyoke, Mass., in 1865; member of the State senate in 1873; city treasurer of Holyoke in 1876 and 1877; mayor of Holyoke in 1878 and 1879; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876 and 1896; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; commissioner to the World’s Exposition in Paris, France, in 1900; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass., January 9, 1911; interment in Forestdale Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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