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Page entitled : William Collins Whitney meets Oliver Hazard Payne

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The origins of New York street railway promoter William C. Whitney and his fateful acquaintance with Oliver H. Payne from Cleveland

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William Collins Whitney was at Yale, a brilliant student, he was admitted to Skull & Bones, the fraternity which was founded by William H. Russell and Alphonso Taft, and became the most famous of America’s secret societies, the clubs from which are reared the future leaders in business and politics. At Yale he socialized with fellow bonesmen William Graham Sumner, a future professor of political and social science, and Henry Farnam Dimock, who eventually married Whitney’s sister Susan Cornelia. He also got acquainted to Oliver Hazard Payne, the son of a wealthy railroad and real estate   ...


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