White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901

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Stephen Mallory White was born in San Francisco in 1853. In 1874 he moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced law and became involved in Democratic party politics. White married Hortense Sacriste in 1883 and, during that same year, started a one-year term as District Attorney. Three years later White became a state Senator representing the district in and around Los Angeles. He won a seat in the United States Senate in 1893 and saw his term through to 1899. White died in 1901 at the age of 48.

From the description of Stephen Mallory White papers, 1871-1936, bulk 1881-1901. (Loyola Marymount University). WorldCat record id: 42846624

Stephen Mallory White was born January 19, 1853 in San Francisco, California. He was a lawyer, district attorney for Los Angeles, California State Senator (1886-1890), acting Lieutenant Governor of California (1888-1890), and U.S. Senator (1893-1899). He died in Los Angeles, California, February 21, 1901.

From the description of Stephen Mallory White papers, 1871-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384234

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The son of an Irish immigrant, Stephen Mallory White was born in San Francisco in 1853, received his law degree from Santa Clara College in 1871. In 1874 he moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced law and founded the Los Angeles Bar Association in 1878. He also became involved in Democratic party politics.

White married Hortense Sacriste in 1883 and, that same year, started a one-year term as District Attorney. Three years later, White became a state senator representing the district in and around Los Angeles. In 1893, as a Free-Silver Democrat, White won a seat in the United States Senate--the first native Californian to represent the state--and saw his term through to 1899. He became well known for his opposition to the Southern Pacific Railroad's plan to have Santa Monica designated as Los Angeles' harbor. Instead, White stood up to Collis P. Huntington and his Southern Pacific Railroad by helping steer a huge federal subsidy to the building of a harbor at San Pedro. White died in 1902, at the age of 48.

Chronology

  • 1853: Stephen Mallory White is born in San Francisco
  • 1871: Graduates from Santa Clara College
  • 1874: Moves to Los Angeles
  • 1874: Admitted to the California bar
  • 1883 - 1884 : District Attorney for Los Angeles County
  • 1887 - 1891 : Member, California State Senate
  • 1888 - 1890 : Acting Lieutenant Governor of California
  • 1893 - 1899 : United States Senator from California
  • February 21, 1901: Died in Los Angeles

From the guide to the Stephen Mallory White papers, 1871-1936, 1881-1901, (Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.)

Biography

Stephen Mallory White was born January 19, 1853 in San Francisco, California. He was a lawyer, district attorney for Los Angeles, California State Senator (1886-1890), acting Lieutenant Governor of California (1888-1890), and U.S. Senator (1893-1899). He died in Los Angeles, California, February 21, 1901.

From the guide to the White, Stephen Mallory. Papers, 1871-1901, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

Archival Resources
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creatorOf Bicknell, John Dustin, 1838-1911. Papers of John Dustin Bicknell, 1872-1914 (bulk 1887-1897). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901. Stephen Mallory White papers, 1871-1936, bulk 1881-1901. Loyola Marymount University, William H. Hannon Library
creatorOf Fitch, George Kenyon, 1826-1906. George Kenyon Fitch papers, [ca. 1849-1906]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Shorb, James De Barth. Papers of James De Barth Shorb, 1794-1957 (bulk) 1870-1910. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871. Papers of Abel Stearns, 1821-1935. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916. John Singleton Mosby Papers [manuscript], 1803-1924. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901. Stephen Mallory White papers, 1871-1901. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Del Valle, Reginaldo F. (Reginaldo Francisco), 1854-1938. Papers of Reginaldo F. del Valle, 1835-1938 (bulk 1920-1937). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf White, Stephen Mallory. Papers, 1871-1901 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Stephen Mallory White papers, 1871-1936, 1881-1901 Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
creatorOf Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916. Papers : of John Singleton Mosby and the Mosby family, 1803-1924. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Douglas Tilden Papers, 1860-1970 Bancroft Library
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associatedWith Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951. person
associatedWith Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. person
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United States
California
Subject
Lawyers--History--19th century
Discrimination in employment
Silver question
Democratic Party--California
White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901--Archives
Legislators--History--19th century
Lawyers--California--History--19th century
Legislators--California--History--19th century
Occupation
Lawyers
Tidelands oil--California
Statesmen
Itata incident
Patronage--California
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Birth 1853-01-19

Death 1901-02-21

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