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Joseph Livingston WHITE

(1861)

WHITE, Joseph Livingston, a Representative from Indiana; born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., birth date unknown; completed preparatory studies; studied law in Utica, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Madison, Ind.; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); moved to New York City and resumed the practice of law; while on a business trip to Nicaragua, Central America, he was shot by a Mr. Gavett as he was leaving the ship at Corinto (Punta Ycacos), Nicaragua, January 5, 1861, dying at Corinto on January 12, 1861; interment in the cemetery at Corinto, Nicaragua.

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

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