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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.
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. 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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Best New Business: Kendall Whittier for Heirloom Rustic Ales; and Ponca City for Vortex Alley Brewing.
"Jim Judge - raised in Dorchester by a Roxbury police officer and librarian mother - has a personal connection to Whittier's service area and is one of our most passionate champions," said Frederica M.
At the new Whittier Elementary, the library is so spacious it has empty shelves.
"Reuter Walton is very happy to have successfully built and sold another Class A, urban infill, Minneapolis apartment building and we look forward to doing more work in the Whittier neighborhood in the future," Brasser said in an email.
A 4-bedroom, 4-bath colonial on .16 acres at 531 Whittier Ave.
Police has urged anyone who knows his whereabouts or has seen him to immediately report to cops or call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 567-9299.
Whittier Street and the surrounding streets use their alleys for food waste, with residents placing out black bags that are collected by authorities weekly, but another resident who wishes to remain anonymous said people are using this as an excuse to dump for free.
"I am honored to have been selected the next president of Whittier College," Oubre said.
According to the company, the Whittier, CA campus is the all-new RELiON Technology Center, where the best and the brightest engineers in the industry develop new product lines, performance test RELiON batteries and operate as the hub for all technical support.
Whittier's existing contracts with Republic Services and Waste Management expire June 30.
Located in Rosemead, California, Whittier Narrows includes a 27-hole golf course that hosts over 100,000 rounds annually, a lighted driving range, and restaurant and catering facilities.
At the western end of the Sound, and slightly south of Valdez, latitude 60.77[degrees]N, is the town and port of Whittier. The tiny town, population 218, sits at the end of Passage Canal and is a major destination for visitors to Prince William Sound.