William Pierrepont White was graduated at the Utica Free Academy in 1886 and, having decided to follow
the law as a profession, took up the study in Utica and continued it at Columbia University and also at the University
of Virginia. He was admitted to the bar in 1890 and began practice at Utica in September, 1891. He soon gained
recognition as a man of great determination of character, thoroughly in earnest in his chosen pursuit and one whose
judgment in legal matters could be relied upon, even in cases of the greatest importance. He has taken great interest
in business affairs and is president of the Utica Drop Forge & Tool Company, the Rome & Osceola Railroad
Company and the New York Mills and the Aragon Mills of Polk county, Georgia. He is a member of the board of directors
and second vice president of the Citizens Trust Company of Utica and is a director of the Rome, Watertown &
Ogdensburg Railroad Company and the Rome Brass & Copper Company. He has for a number of years been prominently
identified with the good roads movement, resulting in the fifty million dollar bond issue and the general revision
of the state highway law. Since 1892 he has been secretary of the Oneida County League of Good Roads and served
for nine years as chairman of the executive committee of the supervisors highway conventions and for three years
- 1905, 1906 and 1907 - as county superintendent of highways, being the first incumbent of this office in this
On the 3d of June, 1908, Mr. White was united in marriage, at Northport, Long Island, to Miss Mary Antoinette Wheeler,
a daughter of George W. and Catherine A. (Robertson) Wheeler. He is an earnest believer in the doctrines of the
Episcopal church having served as warden of Zion church at Pierrepont Manor and is a member of Grace church of
Utica. Socially he is identified with Fort Schuyler Club of Utica and St. Nicholas Club of New York city. Successful
both in his profession and as manager or director of large business enterprises, he has been instrumental in promoting
a number of important financial, industrial and commercial concerns, which give employment to many persons, thus
assisting substantially in advancing the prosperity of the country. He is no vague dreamer or enthusiast and the
results of his activities are seen in great manufacturing establishments and in happy homes, supplied with the
comforts and conveniences of modern life. Of such men the community may, indeed, be proud.
White family members in Oneida County
White, De Lancey P.
White, Fortune C.
White, Henry D.
White, Hugh, Hon.
White, Moses T.
White, William M.
White, William P.
Young, William C.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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