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Thomas M. (Tom) Whitney is best known as an inventor of the pocket calculator and an early employee of Apple Computer.

Thomas Porter Whitney was an American diplomat, author, translator, philanthropist and Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder.

Thomas Richard Whitney was a nineteenth-century politician and writer from New York.

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Tommaso Ciampa professional wrestler

Tommaso Whitney is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Tommaso Ciampa, currently signed with WWE and performs on their NXT brand, where he is the current NXT Champion in his first reign. He is also a former NXT Tag Team Champion alongside Johnny Gargano, making him one of only two wrestlers to have won both the NXT and NXT Tag Team Championships. He is best known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a former World Television Champion, and several other independent promotions, including Beyond Wrestling, Chaotic Wrestling (CW), Top Rope Promotions (TRP), and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG).

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