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Wilbur McKee White (February 22, 1890 – December 31, 1973) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Wilbur McKee White
Wilbur M. White WWI.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byWilliam W. Chalmers
Succeeded byWarren J. Duffey
Personal details
Born(1890-02-22)February 22, 1890
Hillsboro, Ohio
DiedDecember 31, 1973(1973-12-31) (aged 83)
Chillicothe, Ohio
Resting placeHillsboro Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materMarietta College
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Unit332nd Infantry
Battles/warsWorld War I


Born near Hillsboro, Ohio, White was educated in the rural schools and the Hillsboro High School. Marietta College, (Ohio) College, M.A., 1914. He engaged in teaching at Marietta, Ohio, in 1914 and 1915. Correspondent for a Dayton, Ohio, newspaper in 1916. He served in the United States Army on the Mexican border as a private and first sergeant in Company H, Third Ohio Infantry, in 1916. During the First World War served from August 15, 1917, as a first lieutenant and later as a captain in the Three Hundred and Thirty-second Regiment, United States Infantry, in Italy and France. Associated with the Toledo Times in 1919 and served as managing editor 1925-1930 and associate editor in 1930 and 1931.

White was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress. He was employed in a glass manufacturing concern in 1933. He served as secretary and as executive director of the Safety Glass Association 1934-1958. He engaged in independent highway safety work 1958-1961. He died in Chillicothe, Ohio, December 31, 1973. He was interred in Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "Wilbur M. White (id: W000397)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Wilbur M. White at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Chalmers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1931–March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
Warren J. Duffey