Gerald Verner White

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The Honourable
Gerald Verner White
Gerald Verner White.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Renfrew North
In office
Preceded by Peter White
Succeeded by Herbert John Mackie
Senator from Ontario
In office
Appointed by Robert Borden
Personal details
Born (1879-07-06)July 6, 1879
Pembroke, Ontario
Died October 24, 1948(1948-10-24) (aged 69)
Political party Conservative
Relations Peter White, father
Occupation Mining engineer
Portfolio Opposition Whip in the Senate

Gerald Verner White CBE (July 6, 1879 – October 24, 1948) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Pembroke, Ontario, the son of Peter White and Janet Reid White, White was educated at Pembroke Public and High Schools. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering degree in 1901 from McGill University. He entered the lumber business, eventually becoming president of the Cunningham Lumber Company and the Pembroke Standard, Limited.

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons for Renfrew North in a 1906 by-election after the death of his father. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1908 and 1911. During World War I, he was a Colonel, Officer Reserve in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1918 New Year Honours for his efforts during the war.[1]

He was summoned to the Canadian Senate for the senatorial division of Pembroke, Ontario on the advice of Robert Borden in 1917. He served until his death in 1948.


  1. ^ "(Supplement) no. 30460". The London Gazette. 7 January 1918. p. 371.