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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.
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Thomas J. Cason
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Godlove S. Orth
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