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William Henry White Edit Profile

Lawyer , railway president

William Henry White, American lawyer; railway president.

Background

White, William Henry was born on April 16, 1847 in Norfolk County, Virginia, United States. Son of William and Henrietta K. (White) White.

Education

Educated Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, University of Virginia.

Career

Began practice of law at Portsmouth, Virginia, 1868. Commonwealth’s attorney for Norfolk County, 1869. Removed to Norfolk, 1870.

Elected commonwealth’s attorney for Norfolk City, 1871. United States district attorney Eastern District of Virginia in President Cleveland’s 2d term. President Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Company, and Washington Southern Railway Company, January 1, since 1907.

Home: Richmond, Va.

Connections

Married Emma Gray, March 10, 1880.

father:
William White

mother:
Henrietta K. (White) White

spouse:
Emma Gray