Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Monday, January 13, 2014

George A. Whiting

George A. Whiting moved west to Wisconsin with his parents from New York at the age of five in 1854.  Reportedly, he came to Menasha in 1865 with ten cents in his pocket.  By the time of his death in 1930, his paper mill was exceeding $3 million in production annually.  In the interim, he, of course, made a name for himself with the paper mill he owned in Menasha as well as one in Plover, Wisconsin.  He was mayor of Neenah twice, and was a benefactor to that city as well as Lawrence University in Appleton. 

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