Edward Douglass White

Edward Douglass White

Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 19 May 1921 (aged 75)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Stewart, Lot 600 East
Memorial ID 5581 · View Source
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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.

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