Mr. Whiting Named

by Laurel | September 21st, 2009

September 21, 1898, page 3

The Ex-Congressman of Holyoke
Has Accepted Place on Investigating Commission.

Hon. William Whiting Who will, it is said, be a member of the Army Investigating Commission.

Hon. William Whiting who will, it is said, be a member of the Army Investigating Commission

Washington, Sept. 20 — Seven of the nine men who are to compose the commission to investigate the conduct of the war are understood to have been chosen by the President, It is learned today that Hon. William Whiting, a paper manufacturer of Holyoke, and Gen Anson. G. McCook of New York have been invited to go on the commission, and it is understood that Mr. Whiting has accepted the honor. The first meeting of the commission will be held in this city on Saturday and even though the personnel of the commission is not concrete, work will be commenced. If a vacancy still exists at that time, it can be filed after the commission begins business.

Whiting May Not Serve

Holyoke, Sept 21. — Ex-Congressman William Whiting states that he will probably be unable to accept a position on the War Inquiry Commission although he has been strongly urged to do so by both the President and members of his Cabinet.
Mr. Whiting is a close friend of Mr. Allen, Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He appreciates the honor, and would doubtless accept were it not for the fact that he is serving on a commission in Worcester for the settlement of claims against that city by 84 different manufacturers for water consumed. This commission is now in session, and if Mr. Whiting went to Washington he would have to resign from the Worcester commission.

From the Boston Journal.

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