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Hugh White (December 25, 1798 Whitestown, New Yorkmarker - October 6, 1870 Waterford, New York) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

He was the grandson of Hugh White, the founder and namesake of Whitestown. White attended the common schools. He was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New Yorkmarker, in 1823.He studied law but did not practice.He entered business at Chittenango in 1825 and afterwards at Rondout.Active in the building of the Michigan Southern &amp.Northern Indiana Railroad.He moved to Cohoes, New Yorkmarker, in 1830.He was greatly interested in the development of water power from the Mohawk River.Organized the Rosendale Cement Works.

White was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1851).He served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture (Thirtieth Congress).He resumed his business activities.He was interred in Albany Rural Cemetery.


"The past cannot be changed. The future is still in your power." - Hugh White


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