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Compton Ignatius WHITE, Jr.

(1920-1998)

WHITE, Compton Ignatius, Jr., (son of Compton Ignatius White), a Representative from Idaho; born in Spokane, Wash., December 19, 1920; attended the public schools of Clark Fork, Idaho, and Washington, D.C.; attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1938-1939 and the University of Idaho at Moscow, 1939-1942; engaged as breeder of livestock, and also in mining and logging; during the Second World War was an analysis and experimental flight test engineer for Boeing Aircraft, Co., Seattle, Wash.; member of school board and Clark Fork Board of Trustees, serving as chairman, 1947-1950; candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1960; mayor of Clark Fork, 1958-1962; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; consultant, Department of the Treasury, 1967; resumed ranching pursuits; member, Clark Fork City Council; died in Sandpoint, Idaho, on October 19, 1998.

Bibliography

Doyle, Randall Jordan. A Political Dynasty In North Idaho, 1933-1967: Compton White, Sr. & Compton White, Jr.: Two Men, Two Visions, Two Fates. Foreword by Howard Zinn. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004.

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

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