WHITE, Michael Doherty, (1827 - 1917)


WHITE, Michael Doherty, a Representative from Indiana; born in Clark County, Ohio, September 8, 1827; moved with his parents to Tippecanoe County, Ind., in 1829; pursued classical studies; moved to Crawfordsville, Crawfordsville County, Ind., in 1848; attended the county seminary and Wabash College, Crawfordsville; clerked in a store for one year; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced the practice of his profession in Crawfordsville; law partner of Gen. Lew Wallace; prosecuting attorney of Montgomery and Boone Counties 1854-1856; member of the State senate 1860-1864; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; continued the practice of law in Crawfordsville, Ind., until 1911, and died there on February 6, 1917; interment in the Masonic Cemetery.