Frank Charles White

Frank Charles White

Stillman Valley, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Death 23 Mar 1940 (aged 83)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 3239
Memorial ID 6725689 · View Source
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North Dakota Governor. He graduated from the University of Illinois 1880 with a degree in civil engineering. In 1882, he moved to the Dakota Territory, serving in the National Guard from 1891 to 1901. Politically a Republican, he served in the State House of Representatives for one term, from 1890 to 1892 and two terms in the State Senate from 1892 until his resignation at the start of the Spanish American War. As a major in the First North Dakota Volunteer Infantry, he served in the Philippines and was awarded the Silver Star on October 11, 1924 for "gallantry in action against Insurgent forces at Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands on February 5, 1899." He was elected Governor in 1900 and is the first governor to serve two terms, from January 10, 1901 to January 3, 1905. He eliminated the state deficit during his administration and is credited with building the north wing of the old capital building. He organized the Middlewest Fire Insurance Company and served as its president until 1913; served on the North Dakota Board of Regents from 1915 to 1917; and organized Middlewest Loan and Trust Company, serving as its president until the start of World War I. Called into federal service on July 15, 1917, Colonel White served in France from April 6, 1918 to June 6, 1919 and was discharged from active service six days later. Appointed US Treasurer, he served from 1921 to 1928 when he resigned to become president of Southern Mortgage Guaranty Corporation at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was living in Chevy Chase, Maryland at the time of his death.

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