Joseph Worthington WHITE, Congress, OH (1822-1892)


WHITE, Joseph Worthington, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, October 2, 1822; attended the common schools and Cambridge Academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844, and commenced practice in Cambridge; prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County 1845-1847; mayor of Cambridge; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1860; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Cambridge, Ohio, August 6, 1892; interment in the South Cemetery.

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