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William Francis Whitmore

Male 1916 - 1996  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name William Francis Whitmore  [1
    Born 6 Jan 1916  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 6 Jan 1917  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 6 Jan 1996 
    Person ID I13390  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 7 May 2018 

    Father Charles Edward Whitmore,   b. 26 Sep 1887, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1970, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Manning Gardiner,   b. 1879, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 31 May 1913  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F8571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold,   b. 2 Dec 1915, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1992, Los Altos, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1946  [3
    Children 
     1. Thomas Sherman Whitmore,   b. 10 Feb 1953, Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2018 
    Family ID F8401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His papers, described as "Journal, reports, and printed articles, relating to the development of the Polaris missile and other American naval weapons systems", are at the Hoover Institution. In connection with those papers, the Online Archive of California describes him as "American physicist; chief scientist, Special Projects Office, United States Navy, 1957-1959; chief scientist (ocean systems), Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, 1969-1983."

      His page at the Mathematics Genealogy Project is here, where it can be seen that his great-grand-advisor was Felix Klein, of the bottle; one of Klein's two advisors was Rudolf Lipschitz, and one of Lipschitz's grand-advisors was Joseph Fourier.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1859] "Elizabeth Arnold: Helped crack enemy code." Marin Independent Journal, 20 Sep 1992.

    2. [S1909] Secretary's Fourth Report, Harvard College, Class of 1907. Norwood, Massachusetts: Plimpton Press, 1917.

    3. [S1926] Who's Who in Commerce and Industry, Fourteenth Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1965.