The following data is extracted from Baker County, Oregon, Gold Mining History.
It is perfectly natural to admire pluck and ambition in a young man, aid this no doubt is one reason why lie whose name heads this sketch has won so many friends during his residence here.
Mr. White is a native of Georgia, and was educated at the University of Tennessee, at Knoxville. He was admitted to the bar in 1881, at the age of 21, and practiced his profession at Atlanta, Georgia, for three years in partnership with J. C. Reid, a prominent attorney.
Moving to Grant's Pass, Oregon, in the spring of 1985. he remained there two years. Since that time he has resided in Eastern Oregon, and is at present associated with Bartlett Shipp in the practice of his profession. Mr. White, or "Sam" White, as he is known to his friends, and they are legion, is a man of strict integrity and unsullied reputation, and has lately been nominated on the Union ticket for district attorney.
He is a Democrat, the principles of that party being instilled into his veins in early manhood, beneath the blue skies of his native home.
Source: Baker County, Oregon, Gold Mining History