Sumner G. Whittier
|Administrator of Veterans Affairs|
December 18, 1957 – January 20, 1961
|Preceded by||Harvey Higley|
|Succeeded by||John Gleason|
|58th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
January 8, 1953 – January 3, 1957
|Preceded by||Jeff Sullivan|
|Succeeded by||Robert Murphy|
|Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the 4th Middlesex district
January 1943 – January 1953
|Preceded by||Angier Goodwin|
|Succeeded by||Fred Lamson|
|Born||Sumner Gage Whittier
July 4, 1911
Everett, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||October 15, 1986
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||Boston University|
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
|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
|Administrator of Veterans Affairs
|Party political offices|
|Republican nominee for Governor of Massachusetts
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