White, Byron R.
- Dennis Hutchinson
White, Byron R. (08 June 1917–15 April 2002), nationally renowned athlete, lawyer, and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in Ft. Collins, Colorado, the second son of A. Albert White, who ran a local lumberyard, and Maude Burger White. White grew up in the nearby farming community of Wellington, whose economy, based on sugar beets, was hit hard during the depression. Both White and his brother Clayton worked in the field from the time they were in grade school. As valedictorians of their high school classes, both won full‐tuition scholarships to the University of Colorado, where both became student body presidents, members of Phi Beta Kappa, and Rhodes Scholars....