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Campbell Patrick WHITE

(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 in 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.

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

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