Alexander White (Alabama)

Alexander White ( born October 16, 1816 in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, † December 13 in Dallas, Texas 1893) was an American lawyer, judge and politician.


Alexander White moved in 1821 with his parents to Courtland (Alabama ). He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Thereafter, he served in the Seminole War in 1836. In the following year he moved to Talladega (Alabama ). He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1838 and then began to practice at Talladega.

White also pursued a political career. He was elected as a Whig in the 32th U.S. Congress, where he served from March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1853. Then he moved in 1856 to Selma ( Alabama), where he pursued again the practice of law. It also adopted in 1865 at the Constitutional Convention of Alabama in part. He was in 1872 a member of the House of Representatives from Alabama. Then he was re-elected as a Republican to the 43rd U.S. Congress. During his re-election attempt in the 44th U.S. Congress, however, he suffered a defeat. White worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1873 to 3 March 1875. After the expiration of his term he was appointed associate judge (associate justice) on the United States Court for the Territory of Utah, a post he held only for several months. He then moved in 1876 to Dallas ( Texas), where he worked as a lawyer again.

White died in 1893 in Dallas and was buried there in the Greenwood Cemetery.