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Flora Payne Whitney

Also Known As: "Miller"
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Harry Payne Whitney and Gertrude Whitney (Vanderbilt)
Wife of Roderick Tower and <private> Miller
Ex-wife of Roderick Tower
Mother of Whitney Tower; Whitney Tower; Pamela Tower; <private> Miller and <private> Miller
Sister of Plore Payne Whitney; Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and Barbara Whitney

Managed by: stanley w. duke, jr.
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About Flora Payne Whitney

Flora Payne Whitney, also known as Flora Whitney Miller (July 27, 1897 – July 18, 1986), was an American socialite, art collector, and patron of the arts.


Whitney worked closely with her mother, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in the founding and endowing of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York. After her mother's death, Whitney served as President of the Museum from 1941 until 1966, and as Chairman from 1966 through 1974. Whitney's daughter and granddaughter remain active in museum affairs to this day.