Chilton A. White

Chilton Allen White ( born February 6, 1826 in Georgetown, Ohio; † December 7, 1900 ) was an American politician. Between 1861 and 1865 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Chilton White attended the public schools of his home and was then himself worked for several years as a teacher. He participated as a soldier of the U.S. armed forces participate in the Mexican-American War. After studying law and his 1848 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Georgetown in this profession. Between 1852 and 1854 he was a prosecutor in the local Brown County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1859 and 1860 he was a member of the Senate of Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1860 White was the sixth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Howard on March 4, 1861. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1865 two legislative sessions. These were overshadowed by the events of the Civil War. In 1864 he was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives White practiced as a lawyer again. In 1873 he was a delegate to a constitutional convention of his state; in 1896 he ran unsuccessfully for the office of Secretary of State of Ohio. He died on 7 December 1900 in Georgetown, where he was also buried.

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