Michael D. White
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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 9th district
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
|Preceded by||Charles M. La Follette|
|Succeeded by||Winfield K. Denton|
|Member of the Indiana Senate|
from the district
|Born||September 8, 1827|
Clark County, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||February 6, 1917 (aged 89)|
Crawfordsville, Indiana, U.S
Michael Doherty White (September 8, 1827 – February 6, 1917) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1877 to 1879.
Born in Clark County, Ohio, White moved with his parents to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in 1829, and pursued classical studies. He moved to Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1848. He attended the county seminary and Wabash College, Crawfordsville, clerked in a store for one year, and studied law to gain admission to the bar in 1854. He commenced the practice of his profession in Crawfordsville, and was a law partner of Gen. Lew Wallace. White served as prosecuting attorney of Montgomery and Boone Counties from 1854 to 1856, and served as member of the Indiana State Senate from 1860 to 1864.
White was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878.
Later career and death
He continued the practice of law in Crawfordsville, Indiana, until 1911, and died there on February 6, 1917. He was interred in the Masonic Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Michael D. White (id: W000386)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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- 1827 births
- 1917 deaths
- Republican Party Indiana state senators
- Indiana lawyers
- American prosecutors
- People from Clark County, Ohio
- Wabash College alumni
- 19th-century American politicians
- People from Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- People from Crawfordsville, Indiana
- 19th-century American lawyers
- Republican Party members of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana