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Harry Payne Whitney

Businessman and Horse Breeder
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Born Apr 29, 1872
Hometown City of New York
Died Oct 26, 1930
Death Place Portland, Maine
Political Party Democratic Partyl

Harry Payne Whitney was an American businessman, thoroughbred horsebreeder, and member of the prominent Whitney family.

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CHILDHOOD

1872 Birth Born in 1872.
1876 4 Years Old An avid sportman, he was a ten-goal polo player. His love of the sport was inherited from his father who had been involved with polo when it was first organized in the United States in 1876 by James Gordon Bennett, Jr.. H. P. Whitney organized the U. S. polo team that beat England in 1909. … Read More

TWENTIES

1894 22 Years Old Harry Payne Whitney studied at Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts then attended Yale University, graduating with a law degree in 1894. … Read More
1896 24 Years Old On August 25, 1896 he married Gertrude Vanderbilt, a member of the wealthy Vanderbilt family with whom he had three children: Flora Payne Whitney (1897), Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (1899), and Barbara Whitney (1903).

FORTIES

1915 43 Years Old Whitney had nineteen horses who ran in the Kentucky Derby, winning it the first time in 1915 with another Broomstick foal, Regret, the first filly ever to capture the race. … Read More
1920 48 Years Old The benefactor to many organizations, in 1920 H. P. Whitney financed the Whitney South Seas Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, Rollo Beck's major zoological expedition that sent teams of scientists and naturalists to undertake botanical research and to study the bird population of several thousand islands in the Pacific Ocean. … Read More

FIFTIES

1930 58 Years Old Harry Whitney died in 1930 at age fifty-eight. … Read More
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