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John White

In office
May 31, 1841 – March 4, 1843
President William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
Preceded by Robert M.T. Hunter
Succeeded by John W. Jones

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by James Love
Succeeded by Richard French

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by Willis Green
Succeeded by John Preston Martin

Born February 14, 1802
Cumberland Gap, Kentucky
Died September 22, 1845 (aged 43)
Richmond, Kentucky
Political party Whig
Profession Lawyer

John White (February 14, 1802 – September 22, 1845) was a prominent U.S. politician during the 1840s.

White was a native of Kentucky and practiced law there. White was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1832. He served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1841 to 1843, and was a member of the United States Congress from 1835 to 1845.

White was appointed judge of the nineteenth judicial district of Kentucky and served in that capacity from February 8, 1845, until his death in Richmond, Kentucky on September 22, 1845. His nephew, John Daugherty White would go on to represent Kentucky's 9th district in the late 1870s.

White is buried in the State Cemetery at Frankfort, Kentucky.


Political offices
Preceded by
Robert M.T. Hunter
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
May 31, 1841 – March 4, 1843
Succeeded by
John W. Jones
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Love
U.S. Congressman, Kentucky 9th District
Succeeded by
Richard French
Preceded by
Willis Green
U.S. Congressman, Kentucky 6th District
Succeeded by
John Preston Martin


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