John Coyle White

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John Coyle White (November 26, 1924–January 20, 1995) was an elected and appointed Democratic official from Texas. He was the longest-serving Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, first elected in 1950 and serving until his resignation in 1977. He was the youngest person ever elected to statewide office in Texas. From 1977 to 1978, he was United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. From 1978 to ... more »

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  • ''If you don't have a policeman to stop traffic and let you walk across the street like you are somebody, how are you going to know you are somebody?''
    John C. White (b. 1924), U.S. Democratic politician. International Herald Tribune (Paris, March 23, 1992). Said of the perks of Washington, DC.
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