Rev. William White, D.D.
Born: Warwickshire, England 1755
Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1834
enameled copper sight 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.4 x 3.8 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 1
Luce Center Label
William White (1748-1836) was the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. He was influential in the development of this new religion and created a constitution for the church similar in its ideas to the Constitution of the United States. White served as bishop from 1787 until his death in 1836.
Occupation - religion - clergy
Portrait male - White, William - bust
painting - miniature
metal - copper