Edward Douglass White

chief justice of the United States from 1910 to 1921

Edward Douglass White, Jr. (November 3, 1845 – May 19, 1921) was an American politician and jurist. He was a United States senator, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the ninth Chief Justice of the United States.

Edward Douglass White
Edward White, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, 1905.jpg
9th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
December 12, 1910 – May 19, 1921
Nominated byWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byMelville Fuller
Succeeded byWilliam Howard Taft
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
In office
February 19, 1894[1] – December 12, 1910
Nominated byGrover Cleveland
Preceded bySamuel Blatchford
Succeeded byWillis Van Devanter
United States Senator
from Louisiana
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 12, 1894
Preceded byJames B. Eustis
Succeeded byNewton C. Blanchard
Personal details
Born(1845-11-03)November 3, 1845
Thibodeauxville, Louisiana, United States
DiedMay 19, 1921(1921-05-19) (aged 75)
Washington, D.C., United States
Spouse(s)Virginia Montgomery Kent
Alma materMount Saint Mary's College,
Jesuit College,
Georgetown University,
Tulane University.


  1. "Federal Judicial Center: Edward Douglass White". 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-11.

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