WHITE, Harry, (1834 - 1920)


WHITE, Harry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Indiana, Indiana County, Pa., January 12, 1834; attended Indiana (Pa.) Academy, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1854; studied law; was admitted to the bar in June 1855 and commenced practice in Indiana, Pa.; entered the Union Army as major of the Sixty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, on December 13, 1861; mustered out February 22, 1865; member of the State senate during his military service and attended its sessions in the winter of 1862-1863; reelected to the State senate and served from 1865 to 1874, being speaker at the close of the last term; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1872; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; elected a judge of Indiana County, Pa., in 1884; reelected in 1894 and served until 1904; resumed the practice of law and engaged in banking; died in Indiana, Pa., June 23, 1920; interment in Oakland Cemetery.


Bibliography

Shankman, Arnold. “John P. Penney, Harry White and the 1864 Pennsylvania Senate Deadlock.'' Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 55 (January 1972): 77-86.