Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
WHITE, George (1872-1953)

WHITE, GEORGE, a Representative from Ohio; born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., August 21, 1872; moved with his parents to Titusville, Crawford County, Pa., in 1874; attended the common schools; was graduated from the local high school in 1891 and from Princeton College in 1895; taught school for several years; mined in the Klondike 1898-1901; moved to Washington County, Ohio, in 1902 and settled in Marietta; engaged in the production of oil; member of the State house of representatives 1905-1908; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; elected to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from July 1920 to November 1921; resumed his former activities in the oil business; Governor of Ohio 1931-1935; chairman of the Northwest Territory (Federal) Commission in 1938; vice chairman of the Marietta College Board of Trustees; vice president and a director of People's Banking & Trust Co. of Marietta, Ohio; died in West Palm Beach, Fla., December 15, 1953; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio.

Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: In the Grace A. Rush, Inc. Records, 1912-1976, 1.2 cubic feet.
Correspondents include George White.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1920-1952. ca. 83 feet.
Correspondence, speeches, reports, proclamations, campaign material, financial ledgers, and other gubernatorial papers. Inventory in repository.

Papers: 1914-1953, 67 cubic feet.
The papers of George White contain correspondence, speeches, reports, proclamations, campaign material, financial ledgers, and other papers, relating to Whites's governorship (1931-35). Includes material on taxes, prison cases, prohibition, highways, public utilities, press policies, invitations, Ohio Justice Dept., and public welfare. Contact repository for more information.


Ohio University
Department of Archives & Special Collections
Athens, OH
Papers: 1933, 1 item.
A letter from George White to Mrs. James W. Musser written on January 31, 1933. In the letter, White responds to Mrs. Musser concerning the conditions in the schools of the state of Ohio " ... The children of the state may not suffer by reason of a reduced educational opportunity."

  • Queenan, Thomas J. "The Public Career of George White, 1905-1941." Ph.D. diss., Kent State University, 1976.