John W. White was one of the interesting journalistic persons in Knox County, Ohio, during the 19th century. He was born in Vermont and came to Knox County about 1840. Little information is available regarding his family. He was active in community affairs, including the beginning of the first Knox County Historical Society, formed in 1849. For a few years (1849-1852) he edited The True Whig newspaper in Mount Vernon.
John White died in Mount Vernon in 1865.
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