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Ezra D. Whitaker

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Ezra Douglas Whitaker[1]
11th Mayor of North Adams, Massachusetts
In office
1917–1920
Preceded byJohn W. Gale
Succeeded byHarvey A. Gallup
Member of the
North Adams
City Council[1]
In office
1905[1] – 1913[1]
Personal details
BornDecember 11, 1874[1][2]
North Adams, Massachusetts[1][2]
DiedOctober 24, 1936
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Josephine Coenen,[3] m 1900.[1][2]
ChildrenJosephine D. Whitaker[4]
Residence15 Perry Street, North Adams, Massachusetts (1902)[5]
Alma materYale University,[5] A.B.,[1]
Class of 1898.[1][5]
ProfessionBanker[1]

Ezra Douglas Whitaker (December 11, 1874 – October 24, 1936) was an American bank executive[3] and politician who served as the eleventh Mayor of North Adams, Massachusetts.

Whitaker, the son of Valmore A.,[2] and Emma Louise (Beckwith) Whitaker,[1][2] was born at North Adams, Massachusetts[1] on December 11, 1874.[1]

Education[edit]

Whitaker received his early education at Worcester Academy,[1][6] he went on to receive his A.B. from Yale College,[2] in 1898.[1]

Early business career[edit]

After he graduated from Yale, Whitaker went to work for the North Adams Savings Bank,[5] additionally, soon after his graduation he was the Treasurer, and a Director of, the Hoosac Valley Street Railway.[5]

Family life[edit]

On April 30[5] 1900,[1] Whitaker married Josephine Coenen[1] of Springfield, Massachusetts.[1] The Whitakers had three daughters,[3] including Josephine D. Whitaker.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Marquis, Albert Nelson (1916), Who's Who in New England, 2nd Ed., Chicago, Illinois: A. N. Marquis & Company, p. 1140.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Wright, Henry B. (July 1902), Triennial Record of the Class of 1898. Yale College., New Haven, Connecticut: Yale College, Class of 1898., p. 86.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 New York Times (October 26, 1936), "EZRA D. WHITAKER; Bank Executive a Former Mayor of North Adams, Mass.", The New York Times, New York, New York, p. 17, Section: BOOKS.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Special to The New York Times (June 13, 1937), "MISS WHITAKER A BRIDE; Daughter of North Adams's Late Mayor Wed to Hans Meissner", The New York Times, New York City, p. 2, Section: SOCIETY NEWS, FASHIONS, SHOPPERS' PAGE, GARDEN NEWS.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Wright, Henry B. (July 1902), Triennial Record of the Class of 1898. Yale College., New Haven, Connecticut: Yale College, Class of 1898., p. 87.
  6. Wright, Henry B. (July 1902), Triennial Record of the Class of 1898. Yale College., New Haven, Connecticut: Yale College, Class of 1898., pp. 86–87.
Political offices
Preceded by
John W. Gale
11th Mayor of North Adams, Massachusetts
1917–1920
Succeeded by
Harvey A. Gallup



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