Alexander Colwell WHITE, Congress, PA (1833-1906)


WHITE, Alexander Colwell, a Representative from Pennsylvania; was born near Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pa., December 12, 1833; attended the public schools; taught school; attended the Jacksonville Institute and the Dayton Union Academy; moved to Jefferson County, Pa., in 1860 where he studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1862, and commenced practice in Punxsutawney, Pa.; enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company I, Eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; moved to Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa., and continued the practice of his profession; elected district attorney in 1867 and 1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; justice of the peace for Rose Township; died near Brookville, Pa., June 11, 1906; interment in Brookville Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present