Payne Whitney

Born Mar 20, 1876

William Payne Whitney was a wealthy American businessman and member of the influential Whitney family.

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1876 Birth Born in 1876.


1898 22 Years Old After graduating in 1898, Whitney then studied law at the Harvard Law School, receiving his Bachelor of Laws in 1901.
1902 26 Years Old In 1902, he married Helen Hay (1875–1944), the daughter of then-United States Secretary of State (and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom) John Hay. … Read More


1923 47 Years Old Throughout his life, Payne Whitney was involved in philanthropic work for a variety of causes. A trustee of the New York Public Library, in 1923 he gifted the library $12,000,000. … Read More


1927 51 Years Old Whitney died in 1927 at his Greentree estate. … Read More
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