1872 – He was born on the 21st of August this year in Elmira, New York. His father was involved in the oil industry, and when White was two years old, his family moved to Titusville, Pennsylvania, where a great deal of oil drilling was currently taking place.
1895 – He attended public schools in Titusville, and he eventually attended Princeton University, graduating from this institution in this year.
1898 – He participated in the Klondike gold rush and amassed a small fortune. He invested his funds in the oil industry and owned wells in Ohio, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Illinois.
1902 – He had settled in Marietta, Ohio. He quickly embarked on a political career, winning election to the Ohio legislature as a Democrat.
1908 – His term expired this year, he unsuccessfully sought election to the United States House of Representatives, losing by just fifty-seven votes.
1910 – He won election to the U.S. House, carrying his district by six thousand votes.
1912 – He won the reelection in this year.
1914 – He lost this year, won again in 1916.
1918 – He lost for the second time.
1920 – He served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee until 1921.
1930 – He returned to politics, winning Ohio’s governor’s seat.
1931 – He took office in this year, and he won reelection in 1932.
1934 – He sought reelection, but he lost the contest to Republican Martin L. Davey.
1936 – He sought election to the United States Senate in 1936, 1942, and 1948, but he lost all three of these elections.
1953 – He died on the 15th day of December this year.