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Joan Whitney Payson (February 5, 1903October 4, 1975) was an American heiress, businesswoman, philanthropist, patron of the arts and art collector, and a member of the prominent Whitney family. February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... A philanthropist is someone who devotes her or his time, money, or effort towards helping others. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


Joan Whitney was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Payne Whitney and Helen Hay and brother to John Hay Whitney. She inherited a trust fund from her grandfather, William C. Whitney and on her father's passing in 1927, she received a large part of the family fortune City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... John Hay Jock Whitney, the multi-millionaire sportsman, pioneering color-movie producer, soldier, financier, philanthropist, art-collector, diplomat, and newspaper publisher was born in Elsworth, Maine on August 27, 1904. ... William Collins Whitney (July 5, 1841 - February 2, 1904) was an American political leader and financier. ...


She married lawyer and businessman Charles Shipman Payson, a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. Her husband was a Board member of Pepperdine University and together they provided the funds to build the university's library that was named for them. Named in honor of her mother, in 1943 Joan Whitney Payson established and endowed the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation for medical research. A lawyer or attorney at law is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law (and in other forms of dispute resolution). ... This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ... Harvard Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Pepperdine University is located near Malibu, California. ... Modern-style library In its traditional sense, a library is a collection of books and periodicals. ...


An avid art collector, she purchased a variety of artwork but favored Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works with her collection containing watercolors, drawings and paintings. She owned numerous pieces including those by James McNeill Whistler, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Gustave Courbet, Maurice Prendergast, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Honoré Daumier, Joshua Reynolds, Claude Monet, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, John Singer Sargent, and Andrew Wyeth. Impressionism was a 19th century art movement, that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists who began publicly exhibiting their art in the 1860s. ... A Hundred Years of Independence by Henri Rousseau Post-impressionism is a term applied to painting styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries — after impressionism. ... Self portrait James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 14, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American painter and etcher. ... Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841 - December 3, 1919) was a preeminent French painter. ... Gustave Courbet (portrait by Nadar) Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (June 10, 1819 – December 31, 1877) was a French painter. ... Categories: Artist stubs | 1861 births | 1924 deaths | United States painters ... Self-portrait at age 24, 1804 Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (August 29, 1780 – January 14, 1867) was a French painter. ... Honoré Daumier (portrait by Nadar) Honoré Daumier ( 1808 - 1879) was a French caricaturist and painter. ... Sir Joshua Reynolds Sir Joshua Reynolds (July 16, 1723–February 23, 1792) was the most important and influential of eighteenth-century English painters, specialising in portraits and promoting the Grand Style in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. ... Claude Monet Oscar-Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926) was a French impressionist painter. ... The Repast of the Lion Henri Rousseau (May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naive or Primitive manner. ... Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garonne. ... Self Portrait, oil painting, 1907 John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 - April 14, 1925) was a painter especially known for his fine portraits. ... Categories: Stub | 1917 births | United States painters ...


Joan Whitney Payson was a sports enthusiast who was a minority shareholder in the old New York Giants Major League Baseball club. She voted against transferring the team to San Francisco, California in 1957 but after the majority of the shareholders approved the move, Ms. Payson sold her stock and began working to get a replacement team for New York City. In 1961, she was the founder and majority owner of the New York Mets and served as the team's president from 1968-1975. Active in the affairs of the baseball club, she was much admired by the team's personnel and players. She was inducted posthumously into the Mets' Hall of Fame in 1981. San Francisco Giants National League AAA Fresno Grizzlies AA Norwich Navigators A San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes R Scottsdale Giants The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... San Francisco skyline. ... New York Mets National League AAA Norfolk Tides AA Binghamton Mets A St. ...


She also inherited her father and grandfather's love of thoroughbred horse racing. Following her father's death, her mother took over management of his Greentree Stable, an equestrian estate and horse racing stable in Saratoga Springs, New York, and the Greentree breeding farm in Lexington, Kentucky. In partnership with her brother, Joan Whitney operated the highly successful business, winning numerous important Stakes races including the Kentucky Derby twice, the Preakness Stakes once, and the Belmont Stakes four times. Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... Saratoga Springs is a city located in Saratoga County, New York. ... City nickname: Horse Capital of the World Location in the state of Kentucky County Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac Area  - Land  - Water 285. ... The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse race held yearly on the first Saturday of June, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ...


Joan Whitney Payson died in New York City in 1975. Her heirs sold their stock in the New York Mets in January of 1980 as well as Greentree Farm. In 2005, the equestrian property in Saratoga Springs was put up for sale with an asking price of $19 million. In 1991, son John Whitney Payson permanently installed the Joan Whitney Payson Collection in the Portland, Maine Museum of Art. It is on loan to Colby College for one semester every two years and regular educational tours of parts of the collection are offered to institutions throughout the United States. City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... Waterfront of Portland along the Fore River Portland is the largest city in Maine with a population of 64,249 citizens as of 2000. ... Colby College, founded in 1813, is one of the nations oldest independent liberal arts colleges. ...


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Joan Whitney Payson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (652 words)
Joan Whitney Payson (February 5, 1903 – October 4, 1975) was an American heiress, businesswoman, philanthropist, patron of the arts and art collector, and a member of the prominent Whitney family.
Joan Whitney was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Payne Whitney and Helen Hay and brother to John Hay Whitney.
Joan Whitney Payson was a sports enthusiast who was a minority shareholder in the old New York Giants Major League Baseball club.
Whitney family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (241 words)
William Collins Whitney was an extremely wealthy businessman who made the Whitney name synonymous with thoroughbred horse racing in the United States.
Today, Whitney family members remain involved with horse racing, notably in 2004 when Marylou Whitney apologized on national television for denying Smarty Jones the U.S. Triple Crown after her colt Birdstone won the Belmont Stakes.
Joan Whitney Payson, an avid sportswoman, was the first owner of the New York Mets Major League Baseball team from its founding in 1962 until her death in 1975.
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