Wheelock Whitney, Jr.


Wheelock Whitney, Jr.

Wheelock "Whee" Whitney, Jr. is a Minneapolis philanthropist [ [http://www.rotarympls9.org/ma_friday.asp?DocID=921 Biographical notes retrieved in 2008] ] and politician who attended Phillips Andover with George H.W. Bush [ [http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1122141.ece Article from English-language Norwegian paper "Aftenposten"] ] . He was the 1964 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Minnesota, losing to Eugene McCarthy, and he was the Republican nominee for governor of Minnesota in 1982 [ [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/whitney.html Listing at Political Graveyard website] ] losing to Rudy Perpich.

He was part-owner and president of the Minnesota Vikings football team for a number of years [ [http://www.rotarympls9.org/ma_friday.asp?DocID=921 'ibid'] ] . Whitney is currently married to Kathleen A. Blatz, the former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Wheelock Whitney has been involved with the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing for many years. His best known horse was Quicken Tree, a California runner in the 1960s whose wins included the Santa Anita Handicap. [ [http://www.pedigreequery.com/quicken+tree PedigreeQuery website listing] ]

Notes

he has a farm named promis hils


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