White, Charles, Dd
White, Charles, D.D.
a Presbyterian divine, was born at Randolph, Mass., Dec. 28,1795. He was a lineal descendant of Peregrine White of the famous "Mayflower;" graduated at Dartmouth College with the first honors of his class in, 1821; studied theology at Andover, Mass.; after licensure to preach, was settled as colleague pastor with his .stepfather, Rev. Asa Burton, D.D., at Thetford, Vt.; subsequently over the Church in Cazenovia, N.Y., and again at Owego, N. Y.; elected president of Wabash College, Ind., and entered upon his duties in October, 1841, and his presidency was of twenty years continuance. In this last relation he met the manifold responsibilities of his office with fidelity and energy. He shrank from no labor that the embarrassed condition of the college, when he entered on its presidency, demanded at his hands; and he had the satisfactions of seeing, long before his death, as one result of his labor, a larger number of students in the college classes alone than he found in all the departments when he entered upon the presidency. He died suddenly, Oct. 29,1861. Dr. White was a ripe and accurate scholar, an able teacher, an impressive preacher, and a sound theologian. He published Essays in Literature and Ethics (Boston, 1853, 12mo), and contributed four sermons to the -National Preacher, and articles (the most of which were republished in his Essays) to the Biblical Repository and Bibliotheca Sacra. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1863, p. 313, Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Authors, s.v. (J. L. S.)