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Anne "Nannie" Williams White (1849-1915) 
MSA SC 3520-17408
Hostess for William Pinkney Whyte, Governor of Maryland, 1872-74


Anne "Nannie" Williams White served as official hostess at Government House for her uncle, William Pinkney Whyte, during his time as governor. First Lady Louisa Hollingsworth Whyte was too ill to come to Annapolis and serve as "mistress of the gubernatorial mansion," so Nannie "assisted in discharging the hospitalities of the mansion, which were very liberally and extensively dispensed during his term in that office."1 Nannie was among the family members at Governor Whyte's bedside when he died in 1908.2

Nannie never married or had children of her own, however, she raised her nephew, John Campbell White. In her will, she stated that he had "lived with me since he was eight months old, during which time he has been like my own child."3

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