Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WAllace Humphrey White, Jr. (August 6, 1877 March 31, 1952) was a prominent American politician and Republican leader in United States Congress from 1916 until 1949. WHite was from the U.S. State of Maine and served in the U.S. HOuse of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. SEnate, where he was Senate Minority Leader and later Majority Leader before his retirement.WHite was born in Lewiston. HIs grandfather, William P. FRye, was also a prominent political figure, having served as a Senator from Maine and President pro tempore. IN 1899, White graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick. AFter graduating, he became the assistant clerk to the Senate Committee on Commerce and later secretary to his grandfather. WHite studied law and was admitted to the bar, afterward beginning to practice in Lewiston.