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Edwin Kirby Whitehead

Edwin Kirby Whitehead, American humanitarian.

Background

  • Whitehead, Edwin Kirby was born on April 15, 1861 in Coldwater, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles Rollin and Emma (Kirby) Whitehead.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1880. Unmarried. Principal high school, Manistee, Michigan, 1881-1882. In real estate business (Whitehead Brothers), Denver, 1883-1903.

      Admitted to bar at Denver, 1889, but never practiced. Director, secretary or treasurer Colorado Humane Society, 1887-1907. Director and secretary State bureau of Child and Animal Protection, Colorado, since 1901.

      Founder of Sunrise Foundation.

    Career

    • Director, secretary or treas. Director and secretary State bureau of Child and Animal Protection, Colorado, since 1901.

    Works

    • Author: Dumb Animals and How to Treat Them, 1909.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Connections

    • father: Charles Rollin Whitehead
    • mother: Emma (Kirby) Whitehead
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