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Benjamin Franklin White

governor.

Benjamin Franklin White, American governor. Member World’s Fair Commission from Montana, 1893; member State Commission, St. Louis Exposition, 1904.

Background

White, Benjamin Franklin was born in 1838 in Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin W. At 20 shipped as seaman before the mast for a voyage to San Francisco.

Education

Remained in California, working on fruit farm in Napa Company, until 1866.

Career

Went to Idaho; clerk United States District Court there, 1866-1878. Removed to Dillon, Beaverhead Company, Montana. Member Territorial Legislature, 1882.

Became cashier 1st National Bank, Dillon. President since 1890. Appointed, March, 1889, governor Montana by President Harrison.

Serving until November following, when Montana became a state. Speaker Montana House of Representatives, 1903. Member Montana Senate, 1905-1907 (president pro-tem.).

Membership

Member World’s Fair Commission from Montana, 1893. Member State Commission, St. Louis Exposition, 1904.

Connections

father:
Benjamin W. At White