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Andrew Dickson White (1832 - 1918)

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Andrew Dickson White
Born in Homer, Cortland, New York, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Died in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Nov 2017
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Biography

Andrew Dickson White was born 7 Nov 1832 in Homer, Cortland, New York, United States.

Educator / Ambassador. He graduated from Yale University in 1853. He then spent three years in Europe studying, then returned to the University Of Michigan where he was a professor of History and English Literature. He was the co-founder and 1st president of Cornell University - 1865-1885. While at Cornell, White took leave to serve as Commissioner to Santo Domingo (1871), the first U.S. Minister to Germany (1879-1881), and first president of the American Historical Association (1884-1886).

Following his resignation as Cornell's President in 1885, White served as Minister to Russia (1892-1894), President of the American delegation to The Hague Peace Conference (1899), and as the first U.S. Ambassador to Germany (1897-1902). His home, built on the Cornell campus still stands and is registered on the National List Of Historic Places. His wife, Helen Magill White, was the first women in the United States to earn a PhD.

Parents: Horace White (1803 - 1860) and Clara Keep Dickson White (1810 - 1882)

Spouses: Helen Magill White (1853 - 1944) and Mary Amanda Outwater White (1836 - 1887)

Children: Edward Magill White (____ - 1896), Clara Dickson White Newberry (1858 - 1907), Frederick Davies White (1859 - 1901), Ruth Mary White Ferry (1866 - 1936), Andrew Danforth White (1874 - 1877), Hilda White (1891 - 1892), and Karin Andreevna White (1893 - 1971).

Burial: Sage Chapel, Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States, Plot: Rear Left of Chapel.

Cause of Death, Stroke


Sources

See also:

  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCBT-HR7 : 12 April 2016), Andrew D White in household of Horace White, Syracuse city, ward 4, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing family 3026, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "New York State Census, 1875," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VT83-G15 : 30 June 2016), Andrew D White, Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States; citing p. 75, line 25, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 856,516.
  • "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W9H-757 : 20 March 2015), A.D. White in entry for Hilda White, 26 Dec 1891; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 527 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,255.
  • "New York State Census, 1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ3Q-MC5 : 6 November 2014), Andrew D White, 1892; citing Ithaca, Ward 04, E.D. 09, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 856,517.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSGG-XY5 : accessed 7 November 2017), Andrew D White, Ithaca city Ward 4, Tompkins, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 156, sheet 11A, family 256, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,169.
  • New York State Census, 1905, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKMR-TPP : 3 April 2016), Andrew D White, Ithaca, Ward 04, E.D. 01, Tompkins, New York; citing p. 6, line 17, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 856,518.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5ST-87L : accessed 7 November 2017), Andrew D White, Ithaca Ward 4, Tompkins, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 186, sheet 12B, family 356, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1083; FHL microfilm 1,375,096.
  • "New York State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9PT-4R4 : 8 November 2014), Andrew D White, Ithaca Ward 04, Tompkins, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 26, line 19, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.


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