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Richard Porter Whitney

entrepreneur , venture capitalist , communications executive

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.

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