Wednesday, October 31, 2012



September 25, 1943 - February 9, 2012
Peter was a career Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State.  After retiring he taught economics and international trade.  He served as Diplomat in Residence at Duke University and as Economist in Residence at American University.  After the Foreign Service he taught at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and the University of Denver/Intermodal Transportation Institute.  Peter is co-author of Fundamentals of U.S. Foreign Trade Policy and wrote numerous articles on The Caribbean Basin Initiative and Latin American economic policy. His papers are being collected by the Hoover Institute at Stanford. He developed and taught economics courses for the National Foreign Training Institute in Arlington.  In the Foreign Service he served as ChargĂ© d'affaires, DCM, Consul, Economic Counselor and Office Director; he and his family were posted to Portugal, Japan, Brazil, Chile, Jamaica and Argentina. He was a graduate of the National War College, class of 1985. He was a Senior Advisor on Latin America for Control Risk Group for many years.
Peter grew up in Chappaqua, New York, graduated from Horace Greeley High School, Princeton University, after which he held a Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil, and earned graduate degrees from Vanderbilt and Harvard.
Peter resided in Virginia since 1967, with various overseas tours of duty intervening.  Since 1997 he and his family have resided in McLean, Virginia. He was an amateur botanist, past president of the Washington Botanical Society, board member of the C&O Canal Association and treasurer of the Vinifera Winegrowers Association, for which he wrote numerous articles. An avid baseball fan, he served a term as Commissioner of Little League Baseball in Annandale VA and coached Little League teams in the US and overseas.  Peter was the founding director of the American Chamber of Commerce of Bahia [Brazil], served on the Board of Directors for the Pan American School of Bahia and founded the Princeton Schools Committee in Argentina.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Executive Service Corps in Chile and actively supported church and environmental charities in Jamaica.  He was an active member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, serving on Worship and International Mission committees.
He is survived by his wife, Martha, of McLean VA, sister Mary Whitney Hoch of Amherst MA, daughter Martha Savanna Whitney of Oakland, California and by son Tyson Peter Whitney and granddaughters Eva Maria and Marta Mireia Whitney of Arlington, Virginia.
His death resulted from a series of strokes.  He will be buried in Fair Ridge Cemetery in Chappaqua, New York. A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean VA on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 2:00 PM.


Princeton Reunion  2010

 Pike's Peak CO  after teaching in Denver at ITI
 Vanna and Peter.  San Francisco. Trolley Dancing  
 Penny and Laird McCollouch , Peter, Martha at Mountain Home Inn 2011
 Another baseball stop, Buena Vista - Lexington hike 2011
 Lunch in Olema.   Summer 2011
 Babe Ruth plaque in Yankee Stadium
 Botanizing and photographing. Drakes Bay. Point Reyes Seashore CA
 Rocky Mountain National Park  CO
 Blooming Cross   Easter 2008
 Snow storm 2010
 Trying new food ,new flavor of aqua fresca.  Tepoztlan, Morelos, MX
 David Whitney, Peter, Tyson, Richard Whitney, Ray Whitney, Mireia Whitney 
Eva learns to keep score at an Orioles game 

Don Whitney -99, Mary Whitney Hoch, Peter
Peter and Martha
 Meal at Tyson and Silvia, with Silvia's parents. L-R Mireia, Vanna, Eva, Martha, Jaume Boada, Maria Salom, Silvia Boada, Tyson
 Peter in the woods he loved
 Painting the gate posts to a timber tract, Stilson GE
 Mountain Weekend Getaway.  Peter, Martha , Joe Anderson, Carolyn Johnson, Tom Till, Pat Jacobsen
 High Tea for Eva's 11th Birthday
 Spring Training with Tampa Bay
 Afternoon Oakland A's Game. 2011
 Eagle Creek Trail.  Columbia River Gorge. Summer 2010
Peter Donald Whitney, Tyson Peter Whitney, Donald Howard Whitney

Marta Mireia [2005], Tyson Peter,Eva Maria [2000] , Peter Donald
 Silvia Boada Salom, , Martha, Vanna [Martha Savanna]

Fair Ridge Cemetery, Chappaqua New York.