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Joseph L. White

Joseph Livingston White was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Cherry Valley, New York, White completed preparatory studies. He studied law in Utica, New York. He was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Madison, Indiana.

White was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843). He moved to New York City and resumed the practice of law. While on a business trip to Nicaragua, Central America, he was shot by Mr. Gavett as he was leaving the ship at Corinto (Punta Ycacos), Nicaragua, January 5, 1861, dying at Corinto on January 12, 1861. He was interred in the cemetery at Corinto, Nicaragua.

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