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Currently, William Collins Whitney is 179 years, 0 months and 2 days old. William Collins Whitney will celebrate 180rd birthday on a Monday 5th of July 2021. Below we countdown to William Collins Whitney upcoming birthday.
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William Collins Whitney’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.
William Collins Whitney was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
Remembered as both a politician and a successful businessman, this conservative "Bourbon" Democrat served as President Grover Cleveland's first Secretary of the Navy and made his fortune in the legal, railway, steel, coal, financial, and horse racing industries.
After graduating from Yale University in the early 1860s, he pursued a law degree at Harvard College.
Over the course of his life, he bred nearly thirty American race-winning horses.
A member of the wealthy and socially prominent Whitney family, he grew up with a brother, Henry Melville Whitney, who headed major steamship and railway companies, and with sisters, Lily and Susan, who married into other prominent families. His marriage to Flora Payne produced children named Harry, Pauline, Payne, Oliver, and Dorothy; his second wife (whom he married after Flora Payne's death) was Edith May.
His oldest son, Harry Whitney, carried on the Whitney family's horse breeding legacy, producing a dozen Kentucky Derby horses.