WHITE, Phineas (1770-1847)

WHITE, PHINEAS, a Representative from Vermont; born in South Hadley, Hampshire County, Mass., October 30, 1770; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced practice in Pomfret, Vt.; register of probate for Windsor County 1800-1809; county attorney in 1813; judge of Windham County in 1814, 1815, 1817, and 1820; also judge of probate of the district of Westminster in 1814 and 1815; member of the constitutional convention in 1814; served in the State house of representatives 1815-1820; elected to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); member of the State constitutional convention in 1836; served in the State senate in 1836 and 1837; trustee of Middlebury College; died in Putney, Windham County, Vt., on July 6, 1847; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: 1843, 2 pages.
A letter from Phineas White to Daniel Webster written on February 9, 1843. In the letter, White writes that he does not approve of the veto power used by General Jackson or President Tyler, and hopes to see Webster become President. White also suggests a friend for a consulship.


Vermont State Archives
Montpelier, VT
Papers: 1801-1829. ca. 2 feet. Forms part of Stevens collection.
Personal and business papers and correspondence. Some papers are burned. Microfilm of papers originally held by the New York State Library. Finding aid in repository.