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Edward Douglass White
Birth: Nov. 3, 1845
Thibodaux
Lafourche Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: May 19, 1921
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

United States Supreme Court Chief Justice. White was studying at Georgetown College, when he joined the Confederate Army at the start of the Civil War. In 1863, he was captured by Union troops and remained in captivity until the end of the war. After the war, he studied law at the University of Louisiana, was admitted to the bar in 1866 and established a law practice in New Orleans. Elected to the Louisiana State Senate, he served (1874, 1878-80) and served on the Louisiana Supreme Court. In 1891, he was elected to the US Senate and President Grover Cleveland nominated White to the Supreme Court of the United States on February 19, 1894. He had served for sixteen years on the Court when President William H. Taft nominated him the 9th Chief Justice of the United States on December 12, 1910. White served on the Court for a total of twenty-six years, ten of them as Chief Justice, when he died in office at age 75. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Douglass White (1795 - 1847)
  Catherine Sidney Lee Ringgold Brousseau (1817 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Leita Montgomery White (1852 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Philomene White (1838 - 1914)*
  James White (1841 - 1917)*
  Eliza Lee White (1842 - 1912)*
  Edward Douglass White (1845 - 1921)
  Mary Sidney White (1846 - 1866)*
  Thomas Antony Brousseau (1851 - 1864)**
  Andre Ringgold Brousseau (1851 - 1902)**
  Mary Alice Brousseau (1852 - 1861)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Stewart, Lot 600 East
 
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Record added: Jun 02, 1999
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Nov. 3, 2013
You were known as "the workhorse" of the U.S. Supreme Court, and for all of your dated thoughts you actually are considered among the near great justices. Thank you for your services.
- J.B.
 Added: May. 5, 2013

- peggy
 Added: Nov. 3, 2012
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