Charles S. Whitman (September 29, 1868 - March 29, 1947) served as RepublicanGovernor of New York between 1915 and 1919. He was also a delegate to Republican National Convention from New York in 1916. Whitman graduated from Williams College, class of 1890. Prior to his election as governor, he served as a New York City municipal judge and as Manhattan District Attorney. As District Attorney, he gained national fame in prosecuting New York City Police Lt. Charles Becker for the July 16, 1912 murder of Times Square gambling house operator Herman "Beansy" Rosenthal in front of West 43rd Street's Hotel Metropole (owned by Lower East Side Tammany Hall leader "Big Tim" Sullivan). September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) , is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Williams College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Manhattan is an island bordering the lower Hudson River. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Times Square Times Square is also the name of a station on the Detroit People Mover. ... The Tammany Hall on 14th Street, New York City Tammany Hall was the name given to the Democratic Party political machine that dominated New York City politics from the mayoral victory of Fernando Wood in 1854 through the election of Fiorello LaGuardia in 1934. ...
In 1916 Whitman won re-election against reform Democrat Judge Samuel Seabury. In 1918 he was defeated for re-election by Tammany Democrat Alfred E. Smith. Alfred Emanuel Smith ( December 30, 1873– October 4, 1944), often known as Al Smith, was Governor of New York and a U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. ...
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Whitman's trunk contained a sniper rifle and numerous other weapons including the sawed-off shotgun for close-in use, deodorant, a radio, shaving gear, snack food and other items.
Law enforcement officials tried to distract or even shoot Whitman by flying around the tower in a small airplane commandeered from a local air park, but the plan to fire at him from the plane was abandoned when it became obvious that a stray bullet could hit innocent people in upper offices/classrooms in the tower.
The reason behind Whitman's suicidal rampage is still unknown, though it has been suggested that he had a mental disorder (a brain tumor was discovered during his autopsy which may have irritated his amygdala, causing bouts of rage), that he was under the influence of amphetamines, and that he was homicidal-suicidal.
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