WHITE, Joseph M., a Delegate from Florida Territory; born in Franklin County, Ky., May
10, 1781; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar
and practiced; moved to Pensacola, Fla., in 1821; one of the commissioners
under the act of Congress of May 8, 1822, for ascertaining claims and titles
to lands within the Territory of Florida; elected to the Nineteenth and to
the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful
candidate for reelection to the Twenty-fifth Congress; author of a New
Collection of Laws, Charters, etc., of Great Britain, France, and Spain
Relating to Cessions of Lands, with the Laws of Mexico, in two volumes
published in 1839; died in St. Louis, Mo., October 19, 1839.
BibliographyDibble, Ernest F. Joseph Mills White: Anti-Jacksonian Floridian. Cocoa, FL: The Florida Historical Society Press, 2003.