WHITE, Campbell Patrick (1787-1859)

WHITE, CAMPBELL PATRICK, a Representative from New York; born in Ireland November 30, 1787; received a limited education; immigrated to the United States in 1816 and engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, until his resignation on October 2, 1835, which occurred before the convening of the Twenty-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Twenty-third Congress); resumed mercantile pursuits; appointed quartermaster general of the State militia on January 24, 1831; delegate to the New York State constitutional convention in 1845; resided in New York City, where he died February 12, 1859; interment in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Levi Woodbury Family Papers, ca. 1638-1914, 16 linear feet.
Correspondents include Campbell Patrick White.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1820-1855. 6 feet and 20 volumes.
Includes family, business, and political papers.