Joseph W. White

Joseph Worthington White ( born October 2, 1822 in Cambridge, Ohio; † August 6, 1892 ) was an American politician. Between 1863 and 1865 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph White attended the common schools and the Cambridge Academy. He was then engaged in trade. After studying law and his 1844 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Cambridge in this profession. From 1845 to 1847 he was a prosecutor in Guernsey County. He also served as Mayor of Cambridge, where his exact term is not known. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. In 1860 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of one or two this year. Again, missing the relevant information in the sources.

In the congressional elections of 1862 White was in the 16th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican William P. Cutler on March 4, 1863. Since he has not been confirmed in 1864, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1865. This was marked by the events of the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph White practiced as a lawyer again. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on August 6, 1892 in his home town of Cambridge, where he was also buried.