The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
White family of Syracuse, New York

Note: This is just one of 1,162 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.

  Andrew Dickson — of Cortland County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1832. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918).
  Political family: White family of Syracuse, New York.
Andrew D. White Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918) — also known as Andrew D. White — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.; Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Homer, Cortland County, N.Y., November 7, 1832. Republican. University professor; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1864-67; co-founder and first president of Cornell University, 1867-79 and 1881-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872 (alternate), 1884, 1912; Presidential Elector for New York, 1872; U.S. Minister to Germany, 1879-81; Russia, 1892-94; U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1897-1902. Member, American Historical Association; American Philosophical Society. Died in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., November 4, 1918 (age 85 years, 362 days). Entombed at Sage Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; statue at Arts Quad, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Horace White (1802-1860) and Clara (Dickson) White (1811-1882); married 1859 to Mary A. Outwater (1836-1887); married 1890 to Helen Magill (1853-1944); uncle of Horace White (1865-1943); grandson of Andrew Dickson.
  Political family: White family of Syracuse, New York.
  Cross-reference: Albert Henry Washburn
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Andrew D. White (built 1942 at Sausalito, California; scrapped 1962) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
Horace White Horace White (1865-1943) — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., October 7, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1896-1908 (36th District 1896-1906, 38th District 1907-08); Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1909-10; Governor of New York, 1910-11. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., November 26, 1943 (age 78 years, 50 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Horace Keep White (1835-1916) and Marion (Strong) White (1844-1875); married 1903 to Jane (Lines) Denison (died 1937); nephew of Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918).
  Political family: White family of Syracuse, New York.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
"Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 315,917 politicians, living and dead.
  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1971) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for TPG purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
  The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/families/13527.html.  
  Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
  If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
  More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
  If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on May 10, 2022.

Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]