Biography of John G. White
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

JOHN G. WHITE was born and reared in Cleveland and has been for more than half a century numbered among the representative members of the bar of his native city, he having here initiated the practice of law in May, 1868. Aside from his professional attainments, Mr. White has so extended his intellectual ken as to have gained designation as "a living cyclopedia." He is also an enthusiast in chess and checkers, the scientific principles of which make special appeal to him, is a keen sportsman, and has been a deep student of oriental literature, of which he has presented several thousand volumes to the Cleveland Library. He is a charter member of the Union Club, and his political allegiance is given to the republican party. Mr. White has appeared in much important litigation in the various courts, and as a lawyer and a citizen he has given service showing his appreciative loyalty to his native city.

Mr. White was born in Cleveland August 10, 1845, and was graduated in Western Reserve College as a member of the class of 1865. He studied law under the preceptorship of his father, Bushnell White, was admitted to the bar in 1868 and has since been continuously engaged in practice in Cleveland, he having long been a member of one of the foremost law firms of the Ohio metropolis.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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