Biographical Sketch of Albert B. White (1871-1952)
Albert Beebe White, B.A. (1893), Ph.D. (1898) Yale University. Professor of history at the University of Minnesota (1899-1940); expert in the field of English Constitutional history.
Albert White was born in Holbrook, Massachusetts on September 11, 1871. He attended Yale University, receiving his B.A. in 1893. After serving four years as an instructor in preparatory schools, he spent a year at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He completed his graduate study at Yale under George Burton Adams, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1898. Dr. White came to the University of Minnesota as a history instructor in 1899. He was promoted to assistant professor (1900), professor (1907) and retired as professor emeritus in 1940.
White's special field of scholarship was English Constitutional history, to which he made significant contributions. The Making of the English Constitution, published in 1908, became a standard textbook in this field, widely used throughout the English speaking world. A supplementary volume, Source Problems in English Historyfollowed in 1915. His third book was entitled, Self-Government at the King's Command.Albert White died on May 10, 1952 in Minneapolis.