The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/White, Horace

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WHITE, Horace, American editor: b. Colebrook, N. H., 1834; d. New York City, Sept. 1916. He was graduated from Beloit College, Wisconsin, and from Brown University. Entering upon the career of journalism, he became city editor of the Chicago Evening Journal, correspondent of the Associated Press, and assistant secretary of the National Kansas Committee. As correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, he accompanied Abraham Lincoln on his political campaign against Douglas. He headed a syndicate for the publication of Civil War news during 1864, and from 1865-74 was editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune. Leaving this post, he went to New York in the capacity of treasurer of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. He was one of the founders of the New York Evening Post, acting first as head of the company, and later (1899-1903) as editor-in-chief, retiring as editor emeritus. In 1909 he was appointed by Governor Hughes to serve on the New York State Commission on Speculation in Securities and Commodities. As an author he published several noteworthy works, including ‘Money and Banking’ (1895); ‘Life of Lyman Trumbull’ (1913), and edited several French and Italian works on finance.