Whitney timeline

1926: Born in St. Cloud

1950: Graduates from Yale University

1957: Lands job selling securities at J.M. Dain & Co.

1960: Helps secure relocation of Washington Senators, renamed Minnesota Twins

1963 to 1972: CEO of Dain & Co.

1964: Runs unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate against Sen. Eugene McCarthy

1972: Retires from Dain to teach at the Carlson School of Business

1966: Establishes Johnson Institute for addiction treatment with his wife and Vernon Johnson, an Episcopal priest

1967: Helps bring NHL North Stars to Minnesota

1982: Loses race for governor to Rudy Perpich

1986 to 1998: Becomes part owner of Minnesota Vikings

1990 to 1998: Serves as campaign chairman for Gov. Arne Carlson

2012: Campaigns to defeat ban on gay marriage in Minnesota

2015: Named "Man of the Year" at the Minneapolis Club

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