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Rep. William White, a Republican, represents parts of Jasper and Newton Counties (District 161) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. White is an attorney whose practice has focused on representing children, the elderly, and business law. He previously served as the Juvenile Attorney for Jasper County representing the county juvenile office in juvenile delinquency and abuse and neglect cases. For the past seven years, Rep. White has also worked as a volunteer teacher in the political and social sciences for McAuley Catholic High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1976.
Rep. White is a member of the Rotary Club of Joplin, several local Chambers of Commerce, the American Legion, the Missouri Bar, the NRA, the Marine Corps League, and the Naval Institute. He has been involved with the Boy Scouts, Joplin Swim Team, USA swimming, and has served as a member of the City of Joplin Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He has also served on a number of boards in his community.
Rep. White is a 1971 graduate of Olathe High School. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1979 and his M.A. in Soviet Area Studies from the University of Chicago in 1980. In 1993, Rep. White obtained his J.D. from Washburn University.
Born June 16, 1953 in Kansas City, Rep. White currently resides in Joplin with his wife, Ellen Nichols. They have four children, Jesse, Brandyn, Amanda and Jera.