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Flora Payne Whitney

Also Known As: "Miller"
Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in Glen Cove, Nassau County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Harry Payne Whitney and Gertrude Whitney (Vanderbilt)
Wife of Quentin Roosevelt and G. Macculloch Miller
Ex-wife of Roderick Tower
Mother of Grandmother Roosevelt; <private> Tower; Whitney Tower; <private> Miller and <private> Miller
Sister of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and Barbara Whitney

Occupation: American artist and socialite,[1] art collector, and patron of the arts
Managed by: Stanley Welsh 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.

Career

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.

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Flora Payne Whitney's Timeline

1897
July 27, 1897
New York, New York, United States
1916
1916
Age 18
1923
June 30, 1923
Age 25
1986
July 18, 1986
Age 88
Glen Cove, Nassau County, New York, United States