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James Bamford WHITE

(1842-1931)

WHITE, James Bamford, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Winchester, Clark County, Ky., on June 6, 1842; attended the common schools and the Mount Zion Academy, Macon County, Ill.; entered the Confederate Army in the fall of 1863 and served in the commands of Generals Breckinridge and Morgan until the close of the Civil War, when he was honorably discharged; engaged in teaching at Irvine, Estill County, Ky.; studied law while teaching; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced the practice of law in Irvine; prosecuting attorney of Estill County 1872-1880; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); continued the practice of his profession in Irvine, Ky., until his retirement in 1919; died in Irvine, Ky., March 25, 1931; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

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

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