Talk:Robert White (judge)/GA1

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Seabuckthorn (talk · contribs) 21:25, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Nominator: Caponer (talk)

Hi! My review for this article will be here shortly. SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  21:25, 28 February 2014 (UTC)


1: Well-written

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      • Major Point 1: Early life and education "White was the grandson of Virginia pioneer settler and physician Dr. Robert White (1688–1752), thus he was a member of the prominent White political family of Virginia and West Virginia. He was the nephew of United States House Representative Alexander White (1738–1804) and the brother of United States House Representative Francis White (1761–1826)." (summarised well in the lead) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 2: Military career "Prior to his political and law careers, White served in the Virginia militia and Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War." (summarised well in the lead) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 3: Law and political careers "White represented Frederick County in the Virginia House of Delegates (1789–1792) and served as a judge of the General Court of Virginia (1793–1831)." (summarised well in the lead) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 4: Judicial career and later life as above (summarised well in the lead) Face-smile.svg
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      • Major Point 1: Early life and education "White was the grandson of Virginia pioneer settler and physician Dr. Robert White (1688–1752), thus he was a member of the prominent White political family of Virginia and West Virginia. He was the nephew of United States House Representative Alexander White (1738–1804) and the brother of United States House Representative Francis White (1761–1826)." (the lead gives due weight as is given in the body) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 2: Military career "Prior to his political and law careers, White served in the Virginia militia and Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War." (the lead gives due weight as is given in the body) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 3: Law and political careers "White represented Frederick County in the Virginia House of Delegates (1789–1792) and served as a judge of the General Court of Virginia (1793–1831)." (the lead gives due weight as is given in the body) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 4: Judicial career and later life as above (the lead gives due weight as is given in the body) Face-smile.svg
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        • Robert White (March 29, 1759 – March 1831) was a distinguished early American military officer, lawyer, judge, and politician in the U.S. state of Virginia.
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  • Prose is preferred over list (WP:PROSE):
  • Convert list into prose in the Personal life and family section. Remove unnecessary details about the lives of his children.


2: Verifiable with no original research

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Cross-checked with other GAs: Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser, Confederate Memorial (Romney, West Virginia), Wirgman Building, Wappocomo (Romney, West Virginia), Christian Streit White, Valley View (Romney, West Virginia), Alexander White (Virginia), Francis White (Virginia)

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3: Broad in its coverage

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Cross-checked with other GAs: Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser, Confederate Memorial (Romney, West Virginia), Wirgman Building, Wappocomo (Romney, West Virginia), Christian Streit White, Valley View (Romney, West Virginia), Alexander White (Virginia), Francis White (Virginia)

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4: Neutral

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5: Stable: No edit wars, etc: Yes

6: Images  Done (PD)

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6: Images are provided if possible and are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:  Done

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    • Caption 1: "Portrait of Judge Robert White" succinct and informative


I'm glad to see your work here. The prose quality in particular is meticulous and engrossing. It has been fantastic in all your articles. As per the above checklist, I do have some insights that I think will be useful in improving the article:

  • Fix the list in the Personal life section.

Besides that, I think the article looks excellent. All the best, SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  20:49, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Seabuckthorn, thank you for the thoughtful review of this article. I understand your concerns regarding the added information for the White children, but I felt that their known information should be included. Does the list look better now that it is in prose format? Please let me know if this works much better! Again, thank you for taking the time to review this article and take care! -- Caponer (talk) 04:32, 5 March 2014 (UTC)