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Whittier,city (1990 pop. 77,671), Los Angeles co., S Calif.; in an oil area; inc. 1898. Mainly residential, it has food processing and plants that manufacture transportation equipment; machinery; clay, steel, paper, metal, and rubber products; elevators; consumer goods; electronic and electromedical equipment; and furniture. Several companies have their administrative headquarters there. Founded by Quakers in 1887, it was the hometown of President Richard M. NixonNixon, Richard Milhous,
1913–94, 37th President of the United States (1969–74), b. Yorba Linda, Calif. Political Career to 1968
A graduate of Whittier College and Duke law school, he practiced law in Whittier, Calif.
..... Click the link for more information. . The city is the seat of Whittier College. A state historical park in Whittier contains the mansion of the last Mexican governor of California, Pío de Jesus Pico.
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a settlement in southern Alaska, on the western shore of Prince William Sound, off the Pacific Ocean. Served by a railroad station. Population, 1,000 (1975). There are sawmills in the city, and there is fishing off the coast.
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John Greenleaf. 1807--92, US poet and humanitarian: a leading campaigner in the antislavery movement. His poems include Snow-Bound (1866)
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