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Allison WHITE

(1816-1886)

WHITE, Allison, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pine Township, near Jersey Shore, Pa., December 21, 1816; attended the public schools and was graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, Crawford County, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lock Haven, Pa.; was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Thirty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; engaged in the lumber and coal business at Philadelphia; died in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 5, 1886; interment in Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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