A Republican in office, switched to the Democratic Party in 1979.
Father: Charles W. Whalen
Mother: Colette Kelleher
Wife: Mary Barbara Gleason ("Barbara", m. 27-Dec-1958, until his death, four sons, two daughters)
Son: Charles E.
Son: Daniel D.
Son: Edward J.
Son: Joseph M.
Daughter: Anne McLindon
Daughter: Mary Scherer
High School: Oakwood High School, Oakwood, OH
University: BBA, University of Dayton (1942)
University: MBA, Harvard University (1946)
Professor: Economics, University of Dayton (1962-66)
US Congressman, Ohio 3rd (1967-79)
Ohio State Senate (1961-66)
Ohio State House of Representatives (1955-60)
Dayton Dress Company President (1946-52)
Author of books:
Your Right to Know (1973)
The Longest Debate: A Legislative History of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (1985, with Barbara Whalen)
The Fighting McCooks (2006, with Barbara Whalen)