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White family of Louisiana

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  James White (1749-1809) — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 16, 1749. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1785; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1786-88; member of the Southwest Territory House of Representatives, 1794; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Southwest Territory, 1794-96; district judge in Louisiana, 1804. Died in Attakapas, St. Martin Parish, La., 1809 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Edward Douglass White (1795-1847); grandfather of Edward Douglass White (1845-1921).
  Political family: White family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Douglass White (1795-1847) — also known as Edward D. White — of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La.; Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La. Born in Maury County, Tenn., March 3, 1795. State court judge in Louisiana, 1825; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1829-34, 1839-43; Governor of Louisiana, 1835-39. Catholic. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 18, 1847 (age 52 years, 46 days). Entombed at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Thibodaux, La.
  Relatives: Son of James White; father of Edward Douglass White (1845-1921).
  Political family: White family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Edward Douglass White (1845-1921) — of Louisiana. Born near Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La., November 3, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Louisiana state senate, 1874; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1879-80; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1891-94; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1894-1910; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1910-21; died in office 1921. Catholic. Died, following unspecified surgery, at Garfield Hospital, Washington, D.C., May 19, 1921 (age 75 years, 197 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Douglass White; grandson of James White (1749-1809).
  Political family: White family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Edward Douglass White: Robert Baker Highsaw, Edward Douglass White: Defender of the Conservative Faith
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