12/08/1847 - 01/05/1923

WHITE, John Barber, a Representative from Warren County; born, December 8, 1847 in Chautauqua County, NY; attended, Jamestown Academy, NY; teacher (1866-1868); newspaper editor, Warren Weekly News; owner, Warren County News; president, school board, Youngsville, Warren County, Pa. (1876-1879; 1880-1883); elected as a  National Greenback Party candidate to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1879 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1881 term; co-owner and general manager, Missouri Lumber & Mining Company, Grandin, Mo. (1880-1901); secretary and director, Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Company (1899-1901); president, Louisiana Central Lumber Company (1901-1916); president, Forest Lumber Company; secretary, treasurer and general manager, Missouri Lumber & Land Exchange Company; president, Ouachita & Northwestern Railroad Company; president, Salem, Winona & Southern Railroad Company; vice president, Fisher Flouring Mills Company; president, Bank of Poplar Bluff, Missouri (1886-1907); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Grandin, Mo. (1887-1892); director, New England National Bank, Kansas City; gubernatorial appointee, Missouri State Forest Commission; appointed, President T. Roosevelt’s personal representative to Investigate the Cass Lake Minnesota Reservation (1905); presidential appointee, National Commission on the Conservation of Natural Resources (1908); appointed, colonel, Missouri Governor Hadley’s personal military staff (1912); presidential appointee, United States War Shipping Board (World War I); died, January 5, 1923 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; interred, Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. 

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