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Francis Shelley "Frank" White (March 13, 1847 – August 1, 1922) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. Born in Noxubee County, Mississippi, he became a lawyer and served in the Civil War. He was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives and then moved to Birmingham, Alabama to practice law. He was elected to fill the term left by the death of Joseph F. Johnston and served from May 11, 1914 to March 4, 1915. He did not run for reelection. His interment was located in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery.

Francis Shelley White
Francis S. White.jpeg
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
May 11, 1914 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byJoseph F. Johnston
Succeeded byOscar Underwood
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1847-03-13)March 13, 1847
Prairie, Mississippi
DiedAugust 1, 1922(1922-08-01) (aged 75)
Birmingham, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic


External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Francis S. White (id: W000368)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Joseph F. Johnston
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Alabama
11 May 1914 – 4 March 1915
Served alongside: John H. Bankhead
Succeeded by
Oscar Underwood