Dr. Roger Sherman Baldwin Whitney

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Dr. Roger Sherman Baldwin Whitney

Birthplace: Wainscott, Suffolk County, New York, United States
Death: July 21, 1965 (60)
Huaraz, Huaraz, Ancash, Peru
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. Edward Baldwin Whitney and Anna Josepha Whitney
Husband of Olive Whitney
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Sylvia Whitney; William Dwight Whitney; Caroline Barsky; Simon Newcomb Whitney; Hassler Whitney and 1 other

Occupation: Physican
Education: Yale University
Education # 2: Harvard Medical School
Managed by: Private User
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About Dr. Roger Sherman Baldwin Whitney

Dr. Roger Sherman Whitney

After graduating from Yale in 1928, and Harvard Medical School in 1932, he came to Colorado Springs in the mid 1930s to attend to Tuberculosis patients. It was in his adopted home of Colorado that he spent the rest of his life.

Roger joined the Army at the age of 35--military frowned on someone older back then, but he insisted that the army needed a good Medical Doctor, and he went to London to work.

Olive Whitney, Adrianne Whitney, Roger Whitney, Glion-sur-Montreux, Suisse. 1962

While in London, he stayed with his older brother, William Dwight Whitney, named after their Grandfather. Bill was an international lawyer, had handled the divorce for actors Raymond Massey and Adrianne Allen; he subsequently married Adrianne, and Raymond married Bill's ex-wife Dorothy Whitney. It was here that Roger became uncle & lifelong friends to Anna Massey and Daniel Massey, both stars of Stage and Screen.

A little more interesting Roger Whitney family history..... it was his great uncle, Josiah Dwight Whitney, a USGS surveyor, after whom Mt. Whitney was named. And Roger's maternal Grandfather, Simon Newcomb, was one of the most accomplished astronomers & mathmeticians of all times. Roger's own father, Edward Baldwin Whitney, was a foremost Sanskrit scholar, and students use his writings even in this modern time!

He was an avid mountain climber and climbed Mt. Whitney and the Matterhorn. He got lost in a mountain climbing accident in Peru, the summer of 1965.

He left two chldren: Ed and Annie. Annie has written several web pages on her dad's life at


Was close to his sister who had remarried Raymond Massey and moved to London.

Daniel Massey wrote this: It looks as though he was an MD.

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Dr. Roger Sherman Baldwin Whitney's Timeline

June 19, 1905
Wainscott, Suffolk County, New York, United States
July 21, 1965
Age 60
Huaraz, Huaraz, Ancash, Peru