George White

NAME: George White

BORN: August 21, 1872

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Elmira, New York
moved, Woodsfield, Ohio (Monroe County)
later moved, Marietta, Ohio (Washington County)

EDUCATION: graduated, Princeton University

GOVERNORSHIP: 52nd, 1931 - 1935 (two terms)

DIED: December 15, 1953

FAST FACTS:

White was a "jack of all trades." He worked in oil fields, as a lumberjack, and as a school teacher. He even participated in the Klondike gold rush.

White's political career began in 1905 when he was elected to Ohio House.

His terms as governor were marked by the economic issues of the Great Depression.