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Sir Charles Arnold White (1858 – 6 September 1931) was a British lawyer who served as the Advocate-General of Madras Presidency from 1898 to 1899 and as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court from 1899 to 1914.

Sir Charles Arnold White
Advocate-General of Madras Presidency
In office
Preceded byV. Bhashyam Aiyangar (acting)
Succeeded byV. Bhashyam Aiyangar (acting)
Chief Justice of Madras High Court
In office
Preceded bySir Arthur John Hammond Collins
Succeeded bySir John Edward Power Wallis
Personal details
Died6 September 1931
Alma materNew College, Oxford
Chief Justice


Early life and educationEdit

White was born in 1858 to Thomas John White of Bowdon, Cheshire and educated at New College, Oxford from where he completed his graduation in 1881. White was called to the bar in 1883.


White served as the Advocate-General of the Madras Presidency and ex-officio member of the Madras Legislative Council from 1898 to 1899.[1] He resigned in 1899 following his appointment as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.[2] In 1914, White was appointed to the Council of India. He also served as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Madras.[3]


White was made a Knight Bachelor in 1900.


  1. ^ "No. 26937". The London Gazette. 11 February 1898. p. 871.
  2. ^ "No. 27162". The London Gazette. 6 February 1900. p. 806.
  3. ^ "The Vice Chancellors". University of Madras.
  • C. Hayavadana Rao (1915). "Sir CHarles Arnold White". The Indian Biographical Dictionary. Pillar & Co.