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Joseph M. WHITE

(1781-1839)

WHITE, Joseph M., a Delegate from Florida Territory; born in Franklin County, Ky., May 10, 1781; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Pensacola, Fla., in 1821; one of the commissioners under the act of Congress of May 8, 1822, “for ascertaining claims and titles to lands within the Territory of Florida”; elected to the Nineteenth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-fifth Congress; author of a “New Collection of Laws, Charters, etc., of Great Britain, France, and Spain Relating to Cessions of Lands, with the Laws of Mexico,” in two volumes published in 1839; died in St. Louis, Mo., October 19, 1839.

Bibliography

Dibble, Ernest F. Joseph Mills White: Anti-Jacksonian Floridian. Cocoa, FL: The Florida Historical Society Press, 2003.

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

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