Alexander White (Alabama politician)

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Alexander White
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byFranklin W. Bowdon
Succeeded byJames F. Dowdell
Personal details
Born(1816-10-16)October 16, 1816
Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedDecember 13, 1893(1893-12-13) (aged 77)
Dallas, Texas, U.S
Political partyWhig
EducationUniversity of Tennessee
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Army

Alexander White (October 16, 1816 – December 13, 1893) was an American lawyer from Alabama, who represented Alabama in the U.S Congress as a Whig (1851–53), and as a Republican (1873–75).

White was born in Franklin, Tennessee. He moved to Courtland, Alabama with his family. White went to the University of Tennessee. He then served in the United States Army during the Second Seminole War. He then move to Talladega, Alabama, studied law, and was admitted to the Alabama bar in 1837. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1851 to 1853 and from 1873 to 1875. He served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He served in the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1865 and then served in the Alabama House of Representatives in 1872. He served briefly as Chief Justice of the Utah Territorial Supreme Court in 1875. In 1876 White moved to Dallas, Texas and resumed the practice of law. He died there in 1893 and is buried in Dallas' Greenwood Cemetery.[1]


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 7th congressional district

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district

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Preceded by Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court
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