1. John Phillip White served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1911 to 1917.
2. In his letter of Feb. 27, 1917, SG asked White to become a member of the Committee on Labor of the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense and to suggest others who might serve with him (reel 218, vol. 230, p. 871, SG Letterbooks, DLC).