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Horace White

In office
1910 – 1910
Lieutenant George H. Cobb
Preceded by Charles Evans Hughes
Succeeded by John Alden Dix

Born October 7, 1865(1865-10-07)
Buffalo, New York
Died November 26, 1943 (aged 78)
New York City, New York
Political party Republican
Religion Episcopalian

Horace White (October 7, 1865 Buffalo, Erie County, New York - November 26, 1943 New York City) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was the 37th Governor of New York in 1910.


He attended Syracuse High School, Cornell University (graduated 1887), and Columbia Law School (graduated 1889), [1], and opened the firm of White, Cheney, Shinaman, and O'Neill in Syracuse, New York in the late 1880s or early 1890s. While at Cornell he was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society.

He served six terms as a member of the New York State Senate from 1896 to 1908 and participated in the drawing of the first charter for the City of New York.[2] He served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1909 to 1910, elected in 1908 on the Republican ticket with Governor Charles Evans Hughes. Hughes resigned in October 1910 when he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court, and White succeeded to the governorship, remaining in office until the end of the year.

White served as a trustee of Cornell University from 1916 to 1943. In White's honor, in 1973, Cornell named two professorships after him: the first two Cornell faculty to become Horace White Professors were Michael Fisher and Jack Kiefer.[3] He was also active in Syracuse, serving as president of the Post-Standard Company and participating in numerous other civil, social, and business organizations.[2]

He was a nephew of Andrew D. White.

White once owned Fox Island in the east of Lake Ontario, located in the Town of Cape Vincent.

He was buried at the Oakwood Rural Cemetery in Syracuse, New York.[4]


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Political offices
Preceded by
New York State Senate, 36th District
1896 - 1906
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New York State Senate, 38th District
1907 - 1908
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lewis S. Chanler
Lieutenant Governor of New York
1909 - 1910
Succeeded by
George H. Cobb
Preceded by
Charles Evans Hughes
Governor of New York
Succeeded by
John Alden Dix


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