AKA Harry M. Whittington
Birthplace: Henderson, TX
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Shot by Dick Cheney
Harry Whittington was accidentally shot by Vice President Dick Cheney on 11 February 2006, while they were hunting on land owned by the family of Anne L. Armstrong. Whittington was hospitalized with an erratic heartbeat and a collapsed lung, and about 150 pieces of birdshot remain embedded in his eye socket, scalp hand, and near his heart, which triggered a heart attack a few days later.
After being released from the hospital, Whittington released a statement basically apologizing for being shot: "My family and I are deeply sorry for all that Vice President Cheney and his family have had to go through this week." Contacted almost five years later by a Washington Post reporter who asked whether Cheney had ever apologized for shooting him, Whittington paused and said "I'm not going to go into that".
Wife: Mercedes Baker Whittington ("Merce", m. 1950, four daughters)
Daughter: Sally May Whittington
Law School: University of Texas (1950)
Texas State Official Texas Funeral Service Commission (1999-2007)
Texas State Official Board, Texas Department of Corrections
Texas State Official Chairman, Texas Public Finance Authority Board
Shot: Accidental by Vice President Dick Cheney (11-Feb-2006)
Heart Attack Corpus Christi, TX (14-Feb-2006)
George W. Bush for President
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
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