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Samuel Jackson Whittemore

Samuel Jackson Whittemore was born October 29, 1865, in the beautiful Shendoah Valley of Virginia.  He received his early education in the public schools of Martinsburg, W. V., and later took an academic course.  After graduation he taught school for three years, but came to see that the West was the place for the young man.  He left the Virginias in 1886, and located in Lincoln, Neb., accepting a position with the leading hotel of that city, and has been in the hotel business ever since.

     From Lincoln he went out to Los Angeles, Cal., to accept a similar but more lucrative position.  In 2896 the Midland Hotel, of this city, made him an attractive offer, and he came here to accept it.  He was prominently identified with the Midland for six years making largely for its success by reason of his widespread popularity.

     In 1902 he resigned his position at the Midland, and became one of the vice presidents and general managers of the Baltimore Hotel Company, the place he now fills.  He has been largely instrumental in elevating the Baltimore to its high rank as the peer of any hotel in the country.

     In 1884, in Jackson, Mich., Mr. Whittenmore was married to Miss Evelyn Madden.
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