Albert White (U.S. Senator)
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Albert Smith White (October 24, 1803 – September 4, 1864) was a
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Indiana
, a
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from Indiana and a
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of the
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.


Education and career

Born on October 24, 1803, in Blooming Grove, Orange County,
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, White graduated from
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in 1822 and
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in 1825. He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in
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from 1825 and 1829. He continued private practice in
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Indiana
, from 1829 to 1836. He was an assistant clerk for the
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from 1830 to 1831. He was a candidate for the
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from Indiana in 1832. He was clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1832 to 1835. He was a Presidential Elector on the Whig ticket in 1836.


Congressional service

White was elected as a
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to the
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of the
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, serving from March 4, 1837, to March 3, 1839. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838. He was elected as a Whig to the
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and served from March 4, 1839, to March 3, 1845. He declined to be a candidate for reelection. He was Chairman of the United States Senate Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses in the
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and Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in the 27th and
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es.


Later career

Following his departure from the Senate, White resumed private practice in
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, Indiana, from 1845 to 1861, also serving as President of several railroads during that time period, including the Indianapolis and La Fayette Railroad and the Wabash and Western Railroad. cites original source as:


Later Congressional service

White was elected as a
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from
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Indiana's 8th congressional district
to the United States House of Representatives of the
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, serving from March 4, 1861, to March 3, 1863. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1862. He was appointed by President Lincoln as one of three commissioners to adjust the claims of citizens of
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and the
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against the United States Government for Indian depredations, relating to a Sioux Indian Massacre occurring in 1862.


Federal judicial service

White was nominated by President
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on January 14, 1864, to a seat on the
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vacated by Judge
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Caleb Blood Smith
. He was confirmed by the
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on January 18, 1864, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on September 4, 1864, seven and a half months after his appointment. He was interred in Greenbush Cemetery in Lafayette.


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