Charles William White

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Charles William White (9 September 1838 – 15 October 1890)[1] was an Irish Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

He was elected as one of the two MPs for County Tipperary at a by-election in 1866 following the death of the sitting MP John Blake Dillon,[2] who had been one of the founding members of the Young Ireland movement. He was re-elected at the 1868 and 1874 general elections,[2] but resigned from Parliament on 6 February 1875.[3] He gave no explanation for his resignation, although it was speculated at the time that his support for the Home Rule campaign was 'very reluctant' and his 'heart was not in the cause', and that at the same time he had been advised that his advocacy of Home Rule was inconsistent with his position as an officer in the British Army.[4]

He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Clare in 1872[citation needed] and held office until 1879.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)
  2. ^ a b Walker, Brian M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 314. ISBN 0-901714-12-7.
  3. ^ Department of Information Services (9 June 2009). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  4. ^ OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. "Ireland." Times [London, England] 1 Feb. 1875

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Moore
John Blake Dillon
Member of Parliament for Tipperary
With: Charles Moore 1866–1869
Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa 1869–1870
Denis Caulfield Heron 1870–1874
William O'Callaghan 1874–1875
Succeeded by
William O'Callaghan
John Mitchel
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The 13th Lord Inchiquin
Lord Lieutenant of Clare
Succeeded by
The 14th Lord Inchiquin