Campbell Patrick White (November 30, 1787 – February 12, 1859) was an American businessman and politician who served four terms as a U.S. Representative from New York from 1829 to 1835.

Biography edit

Born in Ireland, White received a limited education. He immigrated to the United States in 1816 and engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City.

Congress edit

White was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, to October 2, 1835,[1] when he resigned before the 24th United States Congress met. He served as chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs (Twenty-third Congress).

Later career and death edit

White resumed mercantile pursuits. He was appointed quartermaster general of the State militia on January 24, 1831. He served as delegate to the New York State constitutional convention in 1845. He resided in New York City until his death on February 12, 1859. He was interred in St. Paul's Cemetery.

References edit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

with Churchill C. Cambreleng (1829–35), Gulian C. Verplanck (1829–33),
Dudley Selden (1833–34), Cornelius Lawrence (1833–34), John J. Morgan (1834–35),
Charles G. Ferris (1834–35), Ely Moore (1835), John McKeon (1835)
Succeeded by