“Sec of the Navy” William Collins Whitney Hand Written Letter Dated 1889. This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (July 5, 1841 – February 2, 1904) was an American political leader and. And a prominent descendant of the. Secretary of the Navy. In the first administration of President. From 1885 through 1889. A conservative reformer, he was considered a. William Whitney was born at. The family were descended from John Whitney of. William Whitney’s father was Brigadier General. His mother, Laurinda Collins, was a descendant of Plymouth governor. William Whitney had a well known older brother, industrialist. Founder of the West End Street Railway Company of Boston, and later founder of the. Dominion Iron and Steel Company. His sister Laurinda Collins “Lily” Whitney married. Who became the president of the. Another sister, Susan Collins Whitney, married attorney. Whitney was graduated from. In 1863, where he was a member of. And then studied law at. He left in 1864 to study law with Abraham R. And in 1865 was admitted to the bar. Whitney was active in organizing the Young Men’s Democratic Club in 1871. He was an aggressive opponent of the. And was actively allied with the anti. In 1872, he was made inspector of schools, but the same year met defeat in the election for district attorney. From 1875 to 1882 he was corporation counsel of. And as such brought about a. In 1882, he resigned to attend to personal interests. In 1883, through the Broadway Railroad Company, Whitney became involved in a struggle with. Sharp initially won the franchise by means of bribery, but in December 1884 Ryan formed an alliance with Whitney and. By arousing public opinion, instituting court action, and prompting legislative investigation, they defeated Sharp. The Ryan syndicate finally received the franchise in 1886. United States Secretary of the Navy. And did much to develop the. The contracts issued under the previous administration were investigated impartially by a committee appointed by Whitney and comprising. Chief engineer of the. Whitney promoted the adoption by industry of the technology needed for the construction of steel steamships and modern naval guns and the domestic manufacture of. He also reorganized the finances and logistics of the Navy Department and helped make the. When Whitney left office in 1889, steel vessels completed or under construction included the armored cruiser (later battleship). Monitors Puritan, Amphitrite, Monadnock, Terror and Miantonomoh ; protected cruisers Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Newark, Charleston. Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Dispatch vessel Dolphin ; gunboats. And torpedo boat Cushing. These constituted the nucleus of the “New Navy” During Whitney’s four years in the cabinet, his home in. Was a social center of great attraction. In 1888, Yale conferred upon him the honorary degree of LL. Jenks, and others in forming the New York Loan and Improvement Company in 1890. This concern developed the. Section of New York City. Barney was president of the company when he died in 1907, three years after Whitney. In opposition to Tammany, Whitney was instrumental in bringing about the third nomination of Cleveland in 1892, and took an influential part in the ensuing. Whitney joined his brother Henry in organizing the Dominion Coal Company Ltd. In 1893, and the. In 1899, to exploit the mineral resources of the. Other early investors included. In the next general election, in 1896, disapproving of the. Agitation, Whitney refused to support his party’s candidate. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands.
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