Addison White (May 1, 1824 – February 4, 1909) was an American politician who served the state of Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives between 1851 and 1853 and as a colonel in the army of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Kentucky's 6th district
|Preceded by||Daniel Breck|
|Succeeded by||John M. Elliott|
|Born||May 1, 1824|
|Died||February 4, 1909 (aged 84)|
|Resting place||Maple Hill Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Princeton College|
|Profession||Politician, Soldier, Businessman|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
Addison White was born in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia on May 1, 1824 to Colonel James White. The Whites were considered the "First Family" of Clay County, Kentucky. Addison's father was among the richest men in America due to his myriad business interests including salt mining which lead to his nickname "The King of Salt."
He graduated from Princeton College in 1844. In 1850, he was elected as a Whig to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving one term. Addison's 1st cousin, John White preceded his service and his nephew John D. White followed him, also representing Kentucky.
His grandchildren and great-grandchildren include:
- United States Congress. "Addison White (id: W000350)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-02-26
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th congressional district
1851 - 1853
John M. Elliott
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