from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- White, Andrew Dickson 1832-1918. American educator and diplomat who founded Cornell University with Ezra Cornell and was its first president (1868-1885). He also served as U.S. ambassador to Germany (1897-1902).
- White, Byron Raymond 1917-2002. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1962-1993).
- White, Edward Douglass 1845-1921. American jurist who served as an associate justice (1894-1910) and the chief justice (1910-1921) of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) 1899-1985. American writer and humorist who contributed essays, editorials, and parodies to the New Yorker. He also wrote children's books, including Charlotte's Web (1952), and revised a 1918 writing manual, The Elements of Style (1959).
- White, Patrick 1912-1990. Australian writer whose powerfully descriptive and original novels include The Tree of Man (1955) and Voss (1957). He won the 1973 Nobel Prize for literature.
- White, Stanford 1853-1906. American architect. A member of the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, he was particularly known for his interior designs and his ornate, eclectic buildings.
- White, T(erence) H(anbury) 1906-1964. British writer best known for the novel The Once and Future King (1958), a retelling of the Arthurian legend.
- White, T(heodore) H(arold) 1915-1986. American political journalist noted for his commentaries on presidential elections, including The Making of the President 1960 (1961).
- White, William Allen 1868-1944. American newspaper editor and writer noted for his politically influential editorials and for his autobiography (1946).
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- proper n. A surname, derived from the common noun white.
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