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WHITE, John, (cousin of Addison White and uncle of John Daugherty White), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Cumberland Gap (now Middlesboro), Ky., February 14, 1802; received a limited schooling; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Richmond, Madison County, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1832; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1845); Speaker of the House of Representatives (Twenty-seventh Congress); appointed judge of the nineteenth judicial district of Kentucky and served from February 8, 1845, until his death in Richmond, Ky., September 22, 1845; interment in the State Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

The Filson Historical Society

Louisville, KY
Papers: 1838-1842, 3 items. The papers of John White includes letters of a routine and political nature, including a 3 Sept. 1840 letter discussing the presidential campaign.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 2 letters in the James K. Polk papers.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter in the Leverett Saltonstall papers.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

White, John. Speech of Hon. John White, of Kentucky, in Defense of Mr. Clay upon the Charge of "Bargain and Sale." Washington, D.C.: Gideon's Office, 1844.

------. Speech of Mr. White, of Kentucky, delivered in Committee o the Whole on the State of the Union, in Opposition to the Sub-Treasury Bill. Washington, D.C.: Gideon's Office, 1840.

------. Speech of Mr. White, of Kentucky, delivered in the House of Representatives ... June 5, 1840, in Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union, in opposition to the Sub-treasury bill. Washington: Printed at Gideon's Office, [1840].

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