Richard Crawford WHITE, Congress, TX


WHITE, Richard Crawford, a Representative from Texas; born in El Paso, Tex., April 29, 1923; graduated from Dudley Primary School, and the El Paso High School, and the Citizen’s Military Training Camp at San Antonio, Tex.; attended Texas Western College, 1940-1942; graduated from the University of Texas in 1946 and from the law school of the same university in 1949; was admitted to the bar in 1949 and began the practice of law in El Paso; served in the United States Marine Corps as a rifleman and Japanese interpreter in the Pacific Theater, 1942-1945; was awarded the Purple Heart; served in the State house of representatives, 1955-1958; served as El Paso county chairman, 1963-1965; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982; returned to the practice of law; was a resident of El Paso, Tex., until his death on February 18, 1998; interment at Arlington National Cemetery.

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