E. R. White Jr., former mayor, businessman in Salisbury, dies


Services for E. R. White Jr., a former Salisbury mayor and businessman, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury.

Mr. White, who was 93, died of a heart attack Saturday at the Salisbury Nursing Home.

Known to his friends as "Ted," Mr. White was a graduate of the Peddie School in New Jersey and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

He served in France with Company I of the 29th Division during World War I, winning the Distinguished Service Cross from the U.S. Army and the Croix de Guerre from France.

He also received the Purple Heart.

Mr. White was president of White and Leonard, an office supply firm started by his father, until its sale to Lucas Brothers in 1967. He served as mayor of Salisbury from 1946 to 1950.

After retiring in 1968, Mr. White served on the welfare board of Wicomico County. He also served on the vestry and as senior warden of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Salisbury.

He was a director of the Salisbury National Bank prior to its sale to First National and was a former member and president of the Salisbury Rotary Club. He was a member of the American Legion and a charter member of the Green Hill Country Club.

Mr. White's wife, the former Alice Elliott, died in 1990.

Survivors include a son, Edward R. White III of Catonsville; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

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