- Category : 1905-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (21)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 1
Rhodesian politician who served as Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia from 1958 to 1962 as an ally of Sir Roy Welensky. His government was defeated in the 1962 general election by the Rhodesian Front.
He was a longstanding member of the Southern Rhodesian Legislative Assembly, although his career was interrupted by other posts and by illness. In particular he had poor eyesight, and wore very thick glasses, and later suffered deafness whilst in office.
Whitehead was born in the British Embassy in Berlin, where his father Sir James Beethom Whitehead was a diplomat.
He died of cancer of the oesophagus and lung in a nursing home in Hamstead Marshall near Newbury, England on 22 September 1971, aged 66.