WHITE, Phineas, (1770 - 1847)


WHITE, Phineas, a Representative from Vermont; born in South Hadley, Hampshire County, Mass., October 30, 1770; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced practice in Pomfret, Vt.; register of probate for Windsor County 1800-1809; county attorney in 1813; judge of Windham County in 1814, 1815, 1817, and 1820; also judge of probate of the district of Westminster in 1814 and 1815; member of the constitutional convention in 1814; served in the State house of representatives 1815-1820; elected to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); member of the State constitutional convention in 1836; served in the State senate in 1836 and 1837; trustee of Middlebury College; died in Putney, Windham County, Vt., on July 6, 1847; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.