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James Bain WHITE

(1835-1897)

WHITE, James Bain, a Representative from Indiana; born in Stirlingshire, Scotland, June 26, 1835; attended the common schools; immigrated to the United States in 1854; settled in Fort Wayne, Ind.; calico printer; tailor; Indiana Volunteers, Company I, Thirteenth Regiment, elected captain of the company and served until December 1862, when he resigned; wounded in the Battle of Shiloh April 7, 1862; elected a member of the common council of Fort Wayne, Ind., 1874; department store owner; manufactured wheels; banker; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fifty-first Congress in 1888; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; commissioner to the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago, 1893; died on October 9, 1897, in Fort Wayne, Ind.; interment in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.

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

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