Flora Payne Whitney

Flora Payne Whitney

Born Jul 27, 1897

Flora Payne Whitney, also known as Flora Whitney Miller, was an American socialite, art collector, and patron of the arts.

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  • Weddings/Celebrations; Whitney Miller, Robert Douglass Jr.
    NYTimes - May 21, 2006
  • Art; A Museum Of One's Own
    NYTimes - Dec 05, 2004
  • A Whitney Drops Museum Support Over New Show
    NYTimes - Mar 12, 2000
  • In The Region /Long Island; The High End: Indoor Pools, And Racquetball Courts
    NYTimes - Oct 03, 1999


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Flora Payne Whitney.


1897 Birth Born in 1897.


1916 19 Years Old Whitney made her debut on August 4, 1916, at "The Reefs," the Payne-Whitney "cottage" in Newport, Rhode Island. … Read More


1918 21 Years Old The glamorous young couple never married, since the young roosevelt was killed in action in 1918. … Read More
1920 23 Years Old In 1920, Whitney married Roderick Tower at St. Bartholomew's Church, New York. … Read More
1925 28 Years Old The marriage was a failure, however, due to Tower's drinking and infidelity, and they were divorced in 1925. … Read More


1927 30 Years Old In 1927, Whitney married George Macculloch Miller III in in Cairo, Egypt. … Read More


1941 44 Years Old Whitney worked closely with her mother, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in the founding and endowing of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York. After her mother's death, Whitney served as President of the Museum from 1941 until 1966, and as Chairman from 1966 through 1974. … Read More


1986 89 Years Old She died in 1986.
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