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Wilbur McKee WHITE

(1890-1973)

WHITE, Wilbur McKee, a Representative from Ohio; born near Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, February 22, 1890; educated in the rural schools and the Hillsboro High School; Marietta (Ohio) College, M.A., 1914; engaged in teaching at Marietta, Ohio, in 1914 and 1915; correspondent for a Dayton, Ohio, newspaper in 1916; served in the United States Army on the Mexican border as a private and first sergeant in Company H, Third Ohio Infantry, in 1916; during the First World War served from August 15, 1917, as a first lieutenant and later as a captain in the Three Hundred and Thirty-second Regiment, United States Infantry, in Italy and France; associated with the Toledo Times in 1919 and served as managing editor 1925-1930 and associate editor in 1930 and 1931; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; employed in a glass manufacturing concern in 1933; served as secretary and as executive director of the Safety Glass Association 1934-1958; engaged in independent highway safety work 1958-1961; died in Chillicothe, Ohio, December 31, 1973; interment in Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Ohio.

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

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