PIERRE A. WHITE, a representative member of the bar of Cleveland, a former judge of the Municipal Court and
for the past decade an outstanding figure in political and civic affairs in the Ohio metropolis, was born at Sandusky,
this state, April 21, 1889. He is a son of Charles and May (Zube) White, the former of whom was born in New York
City and the latter in Sandusky, Ohio. Charles White was actively identified with newspaper work for a term of
years, in the East and later in Ohio, and his death occurred in 1897, in the City of Cincinnati, his widow being
now a resident of Cleveland.
Judge Pierre A. White was graduated from the East High School of Cleveland as a member of the class of 1905, and
in 1910 he was graduated from the Cleveland Law School of Baldwin-Wallace College, from which he received the degree
of Bachelor of Laws, with a virtually coincident admission to the bar of his native state. Upon leaving high school
Judge White took a clerical position in the law offices of White, Johnson & Cannon, of Cleveland, and he continued
his association with this firm, in varied capacities, including that of student of law, until 1910. After his admission
to the bar he was engaged in practice with the law firm of White, Johnson & Neff until December 21, 1915, when
he was appointed by Governor Frank Willis to the bench of the Municipal Court of Cleveland. At the time when he
assumed this judicial office he had the distinction of being the youngest judge of a court of record in the entire
United States. Upon the expiration of his term on the bench Judge White resumed the active practice of his profession,
and since 1918 he has been a member of the representative Cleveland law firm of Calfee, Fogg & White, with
offices in the Williamson Building.
Under the administration of Governor Davis, Judge White served as assistant attorney general of Ohio, for the Cleveland
district, and from this office he retired January 1, 1923.
Judge White is active and influential in the Ohio ranks of the republican party and has gained distinctive reputation
as an eloquent and convincing campaign orator. He was toastmaster at the McKinley Day banquet held in Cleveland
at the time when Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, was the guest of honor and delivered
his splendid address, entitled: "William McKinley, and Twenty Years After." Judge White served as president
of the League of Republican Clubs, and is a member of the Tippecanoe Club and the Cleveland Athletic Club.
August 1, 1914, recorded the marriage of Judge White and Miss Lola Eileen Lowe, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, and
they are popular figures in the social life of their home city.
A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924
Cuyahoga County, Ohio Biographies
Names A to G
Names H to P
Names Q to Z
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