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James White

Continental congressman

James White, American Continental congressman. member North Carolina General Assembly, 1785; member Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1786-1788; member 1st Territorial Legislature from Davidson County, 1794.

Background

White, James was born on June 16, 1749 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Education

Studied medicine University of Pennsylvania. Studied law.

Career

General Assembly, 1785. Delegate United States Congress from Territory South of Ohio River (now Tenn.

Membership

Member North Carolina General Assembly, 1785. Member Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1786-1788. Member 1st Territorial Legislature from Davidson County, 1794.

Connections

Children include Edward Douglass.