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
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.