John C. Whitehead

Recipient of the Presidential Citizens medal (1922-2015)

John Cunningham Whitehead (April 2, 1922 – February 7, 2015) was an American banker and civil servant. He was a board member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (WTC Memorial Foundation). He was chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.[1] Whitehead served as United States Deputy Secretary of State under the Ronald Reagan administration from 1985 through 1989.

John C. Whitehead
9th United States Deputy Secretary of State
In office
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byKenneth W. Dam
Succeeded byLawrence Eagleburger
Personal details
John Cunningham Whitehead

(1922-04-02)April 2, 1922
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
DiedFebruary 7, 2015(2015-02-07) (aged 92)
New York City, New York, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Cynthia Matthews Whitehead
Alma materHaverford College
Harvard Business School
OccupationInvestment banker
Political appointee


  1. "Whitehead Resigns as LMDC Chairman" Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine @ LMDC - Lower - May 11, 2006