Harry White

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JUDGE HARRY WHITE, youngest child of Judge Thomas White and his wife Catharine Brooks (McConnell), was born at Indiana, Indiana Co., Pa. A graduate of Princeton College, he read law with his father, Judge Thomas White. Was admitted to practice in 1856. After his admission commenced the practice of his profession, and became a member of the law firm of White & Coffey. Early in life he took an active part in political affairs; has held many important political positions. In 1863 was State senator, and also from 1866 to 1874; was a delegate to the Constitutional convention in 1873. He also represented his district two terms in Congress. He was mustered into service of the United States in 1861 as a major of the 67th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers; passed through the various grades to colonel of regiment. Was discharged Feb. 22, 1865. Brigadier general March 2, 1865. Was a prisoner from June 15, 1863, to Sept. 29, 1864. Was elected judge of the Fortieth Judicial district, Indiana county, in 1884, and served his full term. Was reelected in 1894 and served his second term ending Jan. 1, 1905. He was for many years in the practice of his profession, and was one of the leading members of the bar, and a successful lawyer. He has held the position of member of board of directors of the State Normal School at Indiana; a stockholder in the First National Bank, and also of Indiana County Deposit Bank, and the owner of a large body of land in Indiana county; and is interested in the material development of the county. He is a member of Indiana Post, No. 28, Grand Army of the Republic.

Source: Pages 952-953, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed December 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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