Wilbur M. White

Wilbur McKee White ( born February 22, 1890, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio; † December 31, 1973 in Chillicothe, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1931 and 1933 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Wilbur White attended the public schools of his home, including the Hillsboro High School. In 1914 he graduated from Marietta College, also in Ohio. Between 1914 and 1915 he worked as a teacher in Marietta; In 1916, he worked as a correspondent for a newspaper based in Dayton. In the same year he became a soldier in the U.S. Army and assigned to the border with that country during a border conflict with Mexico. During World War II he served in the infantry of the army and rose to become captain. He was employed in Italy and France. Since 1919 he worked for the Toledo Times, whose Managing Director ( Managing Editor ), he was 1925-1930. In the years 1930 and 1931 he worked as an associate editor for this newspaper.

Politically White was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1930 he was in the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William W. Chalmers on March 4, 1931. Since he has not been confirmed in 1932, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1933. This was marked by the events of the Great Depression.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Wilbur White was working for a company in the manufacture of glass. Between 1934 and 1958 he was secretary and manager of the Safety Glass Association. From 1958 to 1961 he worked as a self-employed person for the safety on the highways. Politically, he applied unsuccessfully in 1940 to return to Congress. He died on 31 December 1973 in Chillicothe and was buried in Hillsboro.