United States Fifteenth Amendment

William P. Whyte

"(August 9, 1824 -- March 17, 1908) William Pinkney Whyte was a(n) banker, lawyer, public servant, comptroller of a treasury, governor, counsel for a state before an arbitration board, mayor, city solicitor, and American Politician. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Whyte studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. William served as a member of the state house of delegates (1847 - 1848), comptroller of the treasury of Maryland (1853 - 1855), Governor of Maryland (1872 - 1874), Counsel for Maryland before the arbitration board in the boundary dispute between Virginia and Maryland (1874), attorney general of Maryland (1887 - 1891), Baltimore city solicitor (1900 - 1903), and Mayor of Baltimore (1881 - 1882). Whyte was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Reverdy Johnson (July 13, 1868 - March 3, 1869). He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate (March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1881). He was also appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Arthur Pue Gorman (June 8, 1906 - his death March 17, 1908). William was not successful in the elections of 1850, 1868, and 1880. During his time in Congress he served as Chairman on the Committee on Printing (46th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000435]"

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