WHITE, Compton Ignatius, Jr., (son of Compton Ignatius White),
a Representative from Idaho; born in Spokane, Wash., December 19,
1920; attended the public schools of Clark Fork, Idaho, and Washington, D.C.;
attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1938-1939 and the
University of Idaho at Moscow, 1939-1942; engaged as breeder of livestock, and
also in mining and logging; during the Second World War was an analysis and
experimental flight test engineer for Boeing Aircraft, Co., Seattle, Wash.;
member of school board and Clark Fork Board of Trustees, serving as chairman,
1947-1950; candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in
1960; mayor of Clark Fork, 1958-1962; elected as a Democrat to the
Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1967);
unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress;
consultant, Department of the Treasury, 1967; resumed ranching pursuits;
member, Clark Fork City Council; died in Sandpoint, Idaho, on October 19, 1998;
interment in the White Family Cemetery, east of Clark Fork, Idaho.
BibliographyDoyle, Randall Jordan.
A Political Dynasty In North Idaho, 1933-1967: Compton White, Sr. &
Compton White, Jr.: Two Men, Two Visions, Two Fates. Foreword by
Howard Zinn. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004.