White, Hugh

Born: 1798-12-25 Oneida County, New York

Died: 1870-10-06 New York

Hugh White attended the common schools in Oneida County and graduated from Hamilton College in 1823. He studied law, but did not practice. White entered business at Chittenango, New York in 1825 and later at Rondout, New York. He was active in building the Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Railroad. White moved to Cohoes, New York in 1830 and worked in the development of water power from the Mohawk River. He organized the Rosendale Cement Works. White won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1845 to 1851. After his time in Congress, White resumed his business pursuits.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 2044; Gravestone, Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY.