George E. White

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George Elon White
George E. White.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Preceded by Albert J. Hopkins
Succeeded by Edward Thomas Noonan
Personal details
Born (1848-03-07)March 7, 1848
Millbury, Massachusetts
Died May 17, 1935(1935-05-17) (aged 87)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Republican Party

George Elon White (March 7, 1848 – May 17, 1935) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Millbury, Massachusetts, White attended the public schools. During the Civil War he enlisted as a private in the Fifty-seventh Regiment, Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers. After the end of the war, White entered a commercial college in Worcester, Massachusetts. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1867, where he engaged in the lumber business and also became interested in banking. He also served as member of the board of aldermen of Chicago, and served as member of the State Senate from 1878 to 1886.

White was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress. He then resumed his former business pursuits in Chicago, Illinois, and served as president of the White Lumber Co. White died in Chicago, Illinois, on May 17, 1935; he was interred in the mausoleum in Rosehill Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albert J. Hopkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Succeeded by
Edward Thomas Noonan

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