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Whitesburg was named for John Daugherty White.  Mr. White,  a Representative from Kentucky; born near Manchester, Clay County, Ky., January 16, 1849; attended a private school until 1865 in Eminence (Ky.) College and the University of Kentucky at Lexington until 1870; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1872; also attended the medical department of the same institution; was admitted to the bar by the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1875 and practiced; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); declined to be a candidate for re-nomination; chairman of the Kentucky Republican State convention at Louisville in 1879; member of the State house of representatives in 1879 and 1880; resigned in 1880; endorsed and reelected without opposition during the sitting of the legislature; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); declined to be a candidate for re-nomination in 1884 and resumed the practice of law in Louisville, Ky.; unsuccessful candidate of the State Prohibition Party for Governor of Kentucky in 1903; unsuccessful candidate of the Progressive Party for judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1912; died near Manchester, Ky., January 5, 1920; interment in the family burying ground near Manchester, Clay County, Ky.......

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