Financial History Issue 113 (Spring 2015) | Page 6

THE TICKER  MUSEUM NEWS Remembering My Friend and Advisor, John Whitehead By almost every measure, the Museum’s 2015 Gala was our finest ever. We smashed all records in both fundraising and attendance. The Events Committee, led by Susan Stupin, created a memorable evening, and my thanks go out to our staff and Board for all of their hard work and effort. I would also like to extend a personal thank you to Lin-Manuel Miranda know how well the evening went. It was II and his time as Deputy Secretary of the last time we spoke, as he passed away State. He had a good sense of humor, a few weeks later. which added to the enjoyment. When he The Museum had already established a was once unable to line up a phone call for close relationship with John by the time I the Museum, he was exasperated and said, became president in 2009. He was influ“David, after all even the Communists ential in the LMDC’s decision to assist take my phone call!” with $1 million in capital to enable the While formal in the sense that he always Museum’s expansion and move to Wall had a jacket on, he was warm and had that Street. The Advisory Boa ɐ)