White, Thomas


White, Thomas
(1830-1888)
   Born in Montreal. Educated at the high school there. Joined the editorial staff of the Quebec Gazette; and in 1853 founded the Peterborough Review, which he edited for seven years. In 1860 went to Cobourg to study law, and in 1864 with his brother founded the Hamilton Spectator. Elected to the Dominion Parliament for Cardwell, 1878, and again in 1882 and 1887. A member of Sir John A. Macdonald's Cabinet in 1885 as minister of the interior, and carried out the political organization of the North-West Territories.
   Index: E On the coalition of 1854, 139; minister of the interior in the Macdonald ministry, 1885-1888, 139. Md Takes part in political picnic campaign, 220.
   Bib.: Rose, Cyc. Can. Biog.

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