Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/White, Henry

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WHITE, HENRY, an American diplomat and public official, born in Baltimore, Md., in 1850. He was educated in private schools in the United States and France, and took post-graduate studies at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. He entered the diplomatic service and was secretary of the American Embassy at London, from 1884 to 1905. He acted many times as charge. In 1887-1888 he represented the United States at the International Conference for the abolition of sugar bounties, and also took part in many other international conferences, including the Algeciras Conference respecting Moroccan affairs in 1906. In 1905 he was appointed American Ambassador to Italy, and in 1907 was appointed Ambassador to France, serving until 1909. In 1910 he was chairman of the American delegation to the Fourth Pan-American Conference. He was selected by President Wilson as the Republican representative on the United States delegation to the Peace Conference in Paris in 1919.