Sumner G. Whittier
|5th Administrator of Veterans Affairs|
December 18, 1957 – January 20, 1961
|Preceded by||Harvey Higley|
|Succeeded by||John Gleason|
|58th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
January 8, 1953 – January 3, 1957
|Preceded by||Jeff Sullivan|
|Succeeded by||Robert Murphy|
|Member of the Massachusetts Senate|
from the 4th Middlesex district
January 1943 – January 1953
|Preceded by||Angier Goodwin|
|Succeeded by||Fred Lamson|
Sumner Gage Whittier
July 4, 1911
Everett, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||January 8, 2010 (aged 98)|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Education||Boston University (BA)|
Whittier was the Republican candidate for Governor in 1956, but lost to Democrat Foster Furcolo. He was then appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to head the U.S. Veterans Administration, a position he held until 1961. Thereafter he headed SSI at the Social Security Administration in Baltimore and worked there until age 80.
- Death notice: Sumner Gage Whittier The Baltimore Sun (January 12, 2010). Retrieved on January 13, 2010.
- 2000 B.U. Alumni profile[permanent dead link]
- Social Security History photo
- 90th birthday celebration, 2001
- Obituary and tribute by Howard Phillips
- Sumner G. Whittier's obituary, Legacy.com
- Sumner G. Whittier at Find a Grave
| Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
| Administrator of Veterans Affairs
|Party political offices|
| Republican nominee for Governor of Massachusetts
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