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Frederick Edward WHITE

(1844-1920)

WHITE, Frederick Edward, a Representative from Iowa; born in Prussia, Germany, January 19, 1844; immigrated to the United States in 1857 with his mother, who settled on a farm in Keokuk County, Iowa; joined the Eighth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in 1861 but was rejected on account of age; enlisted in February 1862 in the Thirteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out in August 1865; returned to Keokuk County and engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; retired from public life and resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, January 14, 1920; interment in Sigourney Cemetery.

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

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