The New International Encyclopædia/White, Horace

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WHITE, Horace (1834—). An American journalist, born at Colebrook, N. H. He graduated at Beloit College in 1853, and in 1854 became city editor of the Chicago Evening Journal. In 1856 he was appointed assistant secretary of the National Kansas Committee, and when its work was finished in the following year be resumed the work of a journalist in the office of the Chicago Tribune. As a reporter he accompanied Abraham Lincoln in 1858 in his campaign against Stephen A. Douglas. His account of this celebrated contest is published in Herndon's Life of Lincoln. In 1865 he became editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune, which place he filled for the succeeding nine years. In 1877 he removed to New York City. A few years afterwards he bought an interest in the New York Evening Post, and in conjunction with Carl Schurz and Edwin L. Godkin assumed the control of its columns. In 1899 he succeeded Godkin as editor-in-chief and he held that position till 1903, when he retired. Mr. White became widely known for his able discussions of currency and banking problems, and for his writings on other financial subjects. His publications include: Money and Banking (1895; revised ed. 1902) and a translation from the Greek of Appian's Roman History (1899).