The New Student's Reference Work/White, Edward Douglass
White, Edward Douglass, associate-justice of the United States supreme court, was born in the parish of Lafourche, La. on Nov. 3, 1845, and was educated at the Jesuit College of New Orleans and at Georgetown (D.C.) College. He served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, was admitted to the Louisiana bar, and in 1874 was a state senator. From 1878 to 1891 he sat as associate-justice of the supreme court of Louisiana, and from 1891 to 1894 was a member of the United States senate. In February, 1894, he was appointed associate-justice of the United States supreme court. In politics he is a Democrat.