William Whiting II
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 11th district
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1889
|Preceded by||George D. Robinson|
|Succeeded by||Rodney Wallace|
|3rd Mayor of the City of Holyoke, Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||Roswell P. Crafts|
|Succeeded by||William Ruddy|
|2nd Treasurer of the City of Holyoke, Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||Charles W. Ranlet|
|Succeeded by||Charles W. Ranlet|
|Massachusetts State Senate|
|School Committee of the Town of Holyoke, Massachusetts|
1868 – 1868
May 24, 1841|
January 9, 1911 69) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Anna Fairfield Whiting|
|Children||William Fairfield Whiting, Samuel Raynor Whiting|
|Alma mater||Amherst College|
William Whiting (May 24, 1841 – January 9, 1911) was an American businessman and politician from Holyoke, Massachusetts. Whiting descended from an English family who first settled in Lynn, Massachusetts during 1636.
Whiting worked for the Holyoke Paper Company and the Hampden Paper Company. At the age of 17 Whiting started at the Holyoke Paper Company working first as a bookkeeper. After three years working as a clerk, Whiting became a salesman first working out of the company's main office and later working as a commercial traveling salesman. Whiting organized the Whiting Paper Company in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1865. In 1865, Whiting built his first mill followed by another in 1872. When the Whiting Paper Company was first formed. L.L. Brown of South Adams, Massachusetts was president and Whiting was agent and treasurer. Whiting later became president and his son, William Fairfield Whiting, became treasurer.
Whiting later organized the Collins Paper Company and built a paper mill in North Wilbraham, Massachusetts.
Whiting was a member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1873; city treasurer of Holyoke in 1876 and 1877; mayor of Holyoke in 1878 and 1879; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876 and 1896; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1889).
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- William Whiting at Find a Grave
- William Whiting at infoplease.com
|United States House of Representatives|
George D. Robinson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1889
| Succeeded by|