Wheelock Whitney Candidate

Born: July 30, 1926
Portland, Maine
Cumberland County
United States
Resided: Wayzata, Minnesota
Hennepin County
Death: May 20, 2016
Gender: Man
Occupation: Chairman of the board and CEO, J.M. Daine & Co. (investment firm)
Political Party: Republican; Independent-Republican
Offices Held: Mayor of Wayzata (1963-1968).
Notes: Whitney was on the board of the Minnesota Twins for more than two decades, helped form the Minnesota North Stars hockey team, and was part owner of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1966 he and his first wife co-founded the Johnson Institute, an alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. Whitney later married former State Representative and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Blatz.
Sources: Minnesota Death Certificate Index (2016-MN-017117). United States Census, 1930. Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 21, 2016 (p. A1).
Photo of Wheelock Whitney
Photo of Wheelock Whitney
Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, May 24, 1964 (p. 12).

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
2 4 2
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
11/02/1982 Governor General Independent-Republican 711,796 39.86% Lost
09/14/1982 Governor Primary Independent-Republican 185,801 60.07% Won
11/03/1964 U.S. Senate General Republican 605,933 39.25% Lost
09/08/1964 U.S. Senate Primary Republican 161,363 100.00% Won