Sumner G. Whittier
|Sumner Gage Whittier|
|58th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
January 8, 1953 – January 3, 1957
|Preceded by||Charles F. Sullivan|
|Succeeded by||Robert F. Murphy|
|Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 4th Middlesex District|
|Preceded by||Angier Goodwin|
|Succeeded by||Fred I. Lamson|
July 4, 1911|
|Died||January 8, 2010
Sumner Gage Whittier (July 4, 1911 – January 8, 2010) was an American politician who served two two-year terms as the 58th Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1953 to 1957. He was the Republican candidate for Governor in 1956, but lost to Democrat Foster Furcolo. He was then appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to head the U.S. Veterans Administration, a position he held until 1964. Thereafter he headed SSI at the Social Security Administration in Baltimore and worked there until age 80.
Previously he was an Alderman in the City of Everett, a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and a Massachusetts Senator. He graduated from Boston University in 1936. The Sumner G. Whittier School in Everett is named after him.
- Death notice: Sumner Gage Whittier The Baltimore Sun (January 12, 2010). Retrieved on January 13, 2010.
- 2000 B.U. Alumni profile
- Social Security History photo
- 90th birthday celebration, 2001
- Obituary and tribute by Howard Phillips
- Sumner G. Whittier's obituary, Legacy.com
Charles F. Sullivan
|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Robert F. Murphy
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