Honorable Peter White A Biographical Sketch of the Lake Superior Iron Country
Author: Ralph Williams
Publisher/Date: Ohio: Freshwater 1986 Reprint. Originally printed in 1905.
Format/Condition: New cloth hardcover book with gilt lettering and design in Fine condition. 205 pages. 6 x 9 1/2 inches. Illustrated in black-and-white.
Description: Originally printed in 1905, "The Honorable Peter White" is a biographical sketch of the Lake Superior iron country.
Peter Quintard White was one of the original settlers of Marquette, Michigan. He was a banker, businessman, real estate developer, and a philanthropist; and was involved in a number of the area's iron mining-related businesses, including acting as a director the Cleveland Iron Company. White served in many local and state public offices, including postmaster, county clerk, school board member, state representative and senator, and as a member of the state library commission and a Regent of the University of Michigan.
Poet William Henry Drummond said of White, "the trail Peter White has cut through life is blessed by acts of private charity and deeds of public devotion that will serve as a guide to those who follow in the footsteps of a truly great, and above all, good man."