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museum executive , fiduciary services executive

Richard Wheatland, II, fiduciary services executive, museum executive.


II, Richard Wheatland, was born on November 25, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Stephen and Dorothy (Parker) W.


AB, Harvard University, 1944;postgraduate, Harvard University, 1946-1947;Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1949.


Various positions with Marshall Plan administration, Office Special Republican in Europe, Department State, Paris, 1950-1953;vice president, New York Airways, New York City, 1953-1968;president, Acadia Management Company, Inc., Boston, 1968-1993;chairman, Acadia Management Company, Inc., Boston, since 1993. Board directors, vice president Pingree Associations, Bangor, Maine.


Member Mayor's Committee Insl. Leaders for Youth, New York City, 1963-1966. Member corporation New England Forestry Foundation.

Member, former chairman Fund for Preservation of Wild Life and Natural Areas, Boston, 1980-1992, board directors 1980-1991. Trustee Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine, 1968-1990, honorary trustee, since 1990. Board directors Friends of Public Garden, Boston, 1972-1989, 90-96, 97-, Beacon Hill Civic Association, Boston, 1985-1989, Boston Natural Areas Fund, since 1987, assistant treasurer, 1993-1994, treasurer 1994-1996, board directors 1997, acting chair, since 1997.

Treasurer Frank Hatch for Governor committee, Boston, 1977-1978;chairman, board of trustees & overseers Peabody Essex Museum (formerly PeabodyMus. of Salem), Salem, Massachusetts, since 1992, trustee, 1972-1992, president, 1983-1992. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1943-1946, PTO. Member American Association Museum (board directors trustee committee 1976-1986, government affairs committee 1985-1989), Museum Trustee Association (founder, board directors since 1986, secretary 1986-1992), City Club Corporation (former board of managers, former treasurer).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, sailing, traveling.


Married Cynthia McAdoo, February 13, 1954. 1 child, Sarah Wheatland Fisher.

Stephen W.

Dorothy (Parker) W.

Cynthia McAdoo

Sarah Wheatland Fisher II