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Richard Porter Whitney

Richard Porter Whitney, American communications executive, venture capitalist, entrepreneur. Board directors Brown University Sports Foundation, Providence, since 1984; advanceman Republican Presidential Campaign, 1967—1968; Member of National Rifle Association (member finance committee), Brown University Alumni Association (board directors), Leash Club (New York City), Metropolitan Club (Washington).

Background

  • Whitney, Richard Porter was born on February 21, 1938 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Richard Bliss and Margaret (Porter) Whitney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brown University, 1959.

    Career

    • Assistant to secretary Department Commerce, Washington, 1970—1971. Vice president finance Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1971—1973. Executive vice president Narraganset Capital, Providence, 1973—1974.

      President Whitney Finance Management Company, Washington, since 1975, Horizon Communications, Washington, 1978—1981, Columbia Ventures, Washington, since 1978, Whitney & Company, Inc., Washington, since 1981. General partner Venture Fund Washington, since 1989. Senior vice president Greater Washington Investors, Inc., since 1990.

      Board directors Interand Corporation. With United States Navy, 1957-1959.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors Brown University Sports Foundation, Providence, since 1984. Advanceman Republican Presidential Campaign, 1967—1968. Member of National Rifle Association (member finance committee), Brown University Alumni Association (board directors), Leash Club (New York City), Metropolitan Club (Washington).

    Connections

    • Children from previous marriage: Patricia, Wendy, Meredith, Annual.
    • father: Richard Bliss Whitney
    • mother: Margaret (Porter) Whitney
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    Born February 21, 1938
    • 1959
      Brown University
    • 1970 - 1971
      Assistant, to secretary Department Commerce
      Washington, United States
    • 1971 - 1973
      vice president, finance Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    • 1973 - 1974
      executive, vice president Narraganset Capital
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1975
      president, Whitney Finance Management Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      president, Whitney Finance Management Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1978
      president, Whitney Finance Management Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1981
      president, Whitney Finance Management Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1989
      general partner, Venture Fund Washington
    • 1990
      senior, vice president Greater Washington Investors
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