George Henry WHITE, Congress, NC (1852-1918)


WHITE, George Henry, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Rosindale, Bladen County, N.C., December 18, 1852; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Howard University, Washington, D.C., in 1877; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in New Bern, N.C.; principal of the State Normal School of North Carolina; member of the State house of representatives in 1881; served in the State senate in 1885; solicitor and prosecuting attorney for the second judicial district of North Carolina 1886-1894; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896 and 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); was not a candidate for renomination in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in banking; died in Philadelphia, Pa., December 28, 1918; interment in Eden Cemetery.


Justensen, Benjamin R. George Henry White: An Even Chance In The Race of Life. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 2001.

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