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Stephen M. White

Stephen Mallory White
United States Senator
from California
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1899
Preceded by Charles N. Felton
Succeeded by Thomas R. Bard
Acting Lieutenant Governor of California
In office
September 13, 1887 – January 8, 1891
Governor Robert Waterman
Preceded by Robert Waterman
Succeeded by John B. Reddick
Personal details
Born (1853-01-19)January 19, 1853
San Francisco, California
Died February 21, 1901(1901-02-21) (aged 48)
Los Angeles, California
Political party Democratic

Stephen Mallory White (January 19, 1853 – February 21, 1901) was an American politician and U.S. Senator from California.


Born in San Francisco, Stephen White attended Santa Clara College and read law in the office of Charles Bruce Younger Sr. in Santa Cruz, California and was admitted to the bar in 1874. He came to Los Angeles to practice and served as the Los Angeles County District Attorney from 1882 to 1884. Before becoming district attorney in 1882, White was a charter member of the first Los Angeles County Bar Association. He was also a member of the California State Senate from 1887 to 1891, where he served as president pro tempore both sessions, and as Acting Lieutenant Governor (1887-1891), and later represented California for one term in the United States Senate from 1893 to 1899.

He undertook and won the Free Harbor Fight, a seven-year struggle to secure a deep-water harbor at San Pedro–forerunner to today’s Port of Los Angeles.[1] He is also remembered as a criminal defense attorney. When he died in 1901 he was acclaimed in San Francisco and Los Angeles as the state’s “most brilliant genius,” as “perhaps the most eminent of the State’s native sons.”


  1. ^ Queenan, Charles F. (May 10, 1992). Great Free Harbor Fight' : At Stake Was the Port Site for the Growing City of L.A."'". Los Angeles Times. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Waterman
Lieutenant Governor
Acting Lieutenant Governor of California
Succeeded by
John B. Reddick
Lieutenant Governor
United States Senate
Preceded by
Charles N. Felton
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from California
Served alongside: George C. Perkins
Succeeded by
Thomas R. Bard
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