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Horace White

Horace White
37th Governor of New York
In office
October 6, 1910 – December 31, 1910
Lieutenant George H. Cobb
Preceded by Charles Evans Hughes
Succeeded by John Alden Dix
Lieutenant Governor of New York
In office
Governor Charles Evans Hughes
Preceded by Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler
Succeeded by George H. Cobb
Personal details
Born (1865-10-07)October 7, 1865
Buffalo, New York
Died November 27, 1943(1943-11-27) (aged 78)
New York City, New York
Political party Republican
Religion Episcopalian

Horace White (October 7, 1865 – November 27, 1943) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was the 37th Governor of New York in 1910.


He attended Syracuse Central High School, Cornell University (graduated 1887), and Columbia Law School (graduated 1889),[1] and opened the firm of White, Cheney, Shinaman, and O'Neill in Syracuse, New York in the late 1880s or early 1890s. While at Cornell he was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (36th D.) from 1896 to 1908, sitting in the 119th, 120th, 121st, 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th, 127th, 128th, 129th, 130th and 131st New York State Legislatures; and participated in the drawing of the consolidation charter of the City of New York.[2]

He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1909 to 1910, elected at the New York state election, 1908 on the Republican ticket with Governor Charles Evans Hughes. Hughes resigned in October 1910 when he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court, and White succeeded to the governorship, remaining in office until the end of the year.

White served as a trustee of Cornell University from 1916 to 1943. White, who was the nephew of Cornell's first President,

Political offices
Preceded by
new district
New York State Senate
36th District

Succeeded by
Joseph Ackroyd
Preceded by
Harvey D. Hinman
New York State Senate
38th District

Succeeded by
H. S. Holden
Preceded by
Lewis S. Chanler
Lieutenant Governor of New York
Succeeded by
George H. Cobb
Preceded by
Charles Evans Hughes
Governor of New York
Succeeded by
John Alden Dix
  • Horace White Papers at Syracuse University

External links

  1. ^ Cornell Alumni News, vol. III, no. 18, Jan. 30, 1901.
  2. ^ a b Horace White Papers finding aid
  3. ^ a b 2 Professors Are Named To Horace White Chairs, Cornell Chronicle, vol. 4, no. 19, Feb. 22, 1973. Page 3. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  4. ^ Photos of burial site


He was buried at the Oakwood Rural Cemetery in Syracuse, New York.[4]

White once owned Fox Island in the east of Lake Ontario, located in the Town of Cape Vincent.


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