Michael D. White
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Michael D. White
Michael D. White

Michael Doherty White (September 8, 1827 – February 6, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Clark County, Ohio, White moved with his parents to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in 1829, and pursued classical studies. He moved to Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1848. He attended the county seminary and Wabash College, Crawfordsville, clerked in a store for one year, and studied law to gain admission to the bar in 1854. He commenced the practice of his profession in Crawfordsville, and was a law partner of Gen. Lew Wallace. White served as prosecuting attorney of Montgomery and Boone Counties from 1854 to 1856, and served as member of the Indiana State Senate from 1860 to 1864.

White was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1879). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878.

He continued the practice of law in Crawfordsville, Indiana, until 1911, and died there on February 6, 1917. He was interred in the Masonic Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Michael D. White (id: W000386)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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