Francis S. White

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Francis Shelley White
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
May 11, 1914 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byJoseph F. Johnston
Succeeded byOscar Underwood
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1847-03-13)March 13, 1847
Prairie Point, Mississippi
DiedAugust 1, 1922(1922-08-01) (aged 75)
Birmingham, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic
Military service
AllegianceConfederate States of America Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army
UnitCompany F, First Mississippi Cavalry[1]
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Francis Shelley White (March 13, 1847 – August 1, 1922) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. Born in Noxubee County, Mississippi, he became a lawyer and served in the Civil War. He was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives and then moved to Birmingham, Alabama to practice law. He was elected to fill the term left by the death of Joseph F. Johnston and served from May 11, 1914, to March 4, 1915. He did not run for reelection. His interment was located in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery.


  1. ^ "Frank White". Retrieved 2022-01-15.

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Party political offices
First Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Alabama
(Class 3)

Succeeded by
U.S. Senate
Preceded by U.S. senator (Class 3) from Alabama
11 May 1914 – 4 March 1915
Served alongside: John H. Bankhead
Succeeded by