Meet Sherman W. "Whip" Saltmarsh Jr.

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A lifelong resident of Winchester, Sherman W. “Whip” Saltmarsh, Jr. (April 27, 1929-September 21, 2023) was the founder of the Saltmarsh Insurance Agency and leader of a team of dedicated insurance experts that have managed the evolving insurance needs for three generations of families and businesses throughout New England—for more than sixty years.

Saltmarsh was a graduate of Winchester High School class of 1948, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Ice Hockey (Captain) and Track in 2005, and Kimball Union, Class of 1949. Whip attended Boston College, graduating in 1953. At B.C., Whip was a walk-on candidate for the men’s ice hockey team and was a leading scorer for the Eagles in his freshman year; he was a major contributor to the team’s three year successful record of 41-15. Whip proudly played in the first Beanpot Tournament. Saltmarsh was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1991, was a founding member of the Flynn Fund f/k/a/ Blue Chips, served as Treasurer of the B.C. Varsity Club, and was the President of the Pikes Peak Club in 1967. In 2016 Saltmarsh received the John P. Curley Award for his volunteerism at Boston College.


Whip was a Korean War Veteran, United States Navy, and he served as Representative to the Massachusetts General Court (Winchester/Stoneham) from 1974-1989. Whip was a proud supporter of and donor to the Town of Winchester’s athletic programs and athletic field improvement projects, as well as to various community service, education, and arts programs. In 2021, the Saltmarsh Garden Terrace at the Winchester Town Common was dedicated in his honor.

Whip passed the daily operations of the agency over to his children several years ago, but he continued to be a proud resident of Winchester, with his wife, Ruby, until his passing in 2023.

“There’s simply no substitute for personal attention.”

Industry Awards

  • 2011-2014 Admiral Award Arbella’s Insurance
  • 2000-2010 Captain’s Table Arbella Insurance
  • 2000 Agency of the Year – Hanover Insurance
  • 2005-2015 Reader’s Choice Awards

Licensed In:

Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia and Colorado

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