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Chilton Allen WHITE

(1826-1900)

WHITE, Chilton Allen, a Representative from Ohio; born in Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, February 6, 1826; attended the public schools; taught school; served in the Mexican War with Company G, First Regiment, Ohio Volunteers; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced the practice of law in Georgetown, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Brown County from 1852 to 1854; member of the State senate in 1859 and 1860; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Georgetown; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1873; unsuccessful candidate for secretary of state in 1896; died in Georgetown, Ohio, December 7, 1900; interment in Confidence Cemetery.

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

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