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Gwin Richard Whitney

brick distribution company executive

Gwin Richard Whitney, American brick distribution company executive.


Whitney, Gwin Richard was born on September 3, 1932 in New York City. Son of Gwin Allison and Charlotte (Wilson) Whitney.


Bachelor, Stanford University, 1954. Postgraduate, Brick Institute America, 1979.


Assistant manager Whitney's, Duluth, Minnesota, 1958-1970. Administration manager Thomas and Vecchi Architects, 1970-1975. Owner, president Standard Brick and Supply Inc., 1975-1989.

General manager Standard Brick (division Brock White), 1989-1992. Member executive committee Brock White, St. Paul, since 1992, consultant Duluth, since 1992.


Trustee Pilgrim Congressional Church, Duluth, 1980-1982. Board directors Woodland Hills Juvenile Residential Treatment Home, 1993-2002, chair, 2000-2001. Past board building review City of Duluth, member Beaches and Shores Committee, Florida.

Member American Society for Testing and Materials, Arrowhead Builder Association (board directors 1976-1985), National Association Brick Distributors (chairman 1990-1992, board directors 1982-1993), National Association Fleet Training Sailors, Duluth Builders Exchange (board directors, president 1988-1989), Minnesota Brick Distributors (board directors 1980-2000, president 1993-1995), Duluth Chamber of Commerce, Sons of Union Veterans, Rotary, Northland Club, Kitchi Gammi.


  • Other Interests

    Underwater archeology, cross country skiing.


Married Marjorie Joan Turnbloom, December 26, 1954. Children: Gregg Richard, Laura Ann, Jane Louise, Eric Gwin.