Michael D. White

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Michael White
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Preceded byCharles M. La Follette
Succeeded byWinfield K. Denton
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1827-09-08)September 8, 1827
Clark County, Ohio, U.S.
DiedFebruary 6, 1917(1917-02-06) (aged 89)
Crawfordsville, Indiana, U.S
Political partyRepublican
EducationWabash College

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.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Succeeded by

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