Senator James A. White View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 4/9/1932
Birth Place: Ottawa, ILL
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 33 (1909) - 36 (1915)
Home County: Iowa
James A. White
Iowa County

JAMES A. WHITE was born in La Salle County, Illinois, September 4, 1859, and died near South Amana, Iowa, April 9, 1932. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Williamsburg. His parents, Peter and Sarah White, removed their family to a farm near South Amana in 1861. James attended country schools, Grave’s Academy in Iowa City, and Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana. He followed the occupation of farming and stock raising, and stock shipping. In 1902 he was elected clerk of the District Court of Iowa County and was re-elected in 1904. In 1908 he was elected senator in the Iowa and Johnson counties district and was re-elected in 1912, serving in the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth assemblies. He was a Democrat in politics.