Michael D. White

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Michael D. White

Michael Doherty White (September 8, 1827 – February 6, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Clark County, Ohio, White moved with his parents to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in 1829. He pursued classical studies. He moved to Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1848. He attended the county seminary and Wabash College, Crawfordsville. Clerked in a store for one year. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced the practice of his profession in Crawfordsville. Law partner of Gen. Lew Wallace. He served as prosecuting attorney of Montgomery and Boone Counties 1854–1856. He served as member of the State senate 1860–1864.

White was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878. He continued the practice of law in Crawfordsville, Indiana, until 1911, and died there on February 6, 1917. He was interred in the Masonic Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Michael D. White (id: W000386)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas J. Cason
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Succeeded by
Godlove S. Orth

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