Grady W. White

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Grady W. White
42nd Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
In office
November 6, 1962 – November 2, 1965
Preceded byRichard A. Lawrence
Succeeded byNathan Friedman
Personal details
Born(1924-09-16)September 16, 1924[1][2]
Bemiston, Talladega County, Alabama, United States[2]
DiedSeptember 18, 2010(2010-09-18) (aged 86)[2]
Bay Pines VA Hospital, Bay Pines, Florida[2]
ChildrenRebecca White Kramer, Tracy White George, Debi White Simpson[2]
ResidenceMelbourne, Florida
Alma materUniversity of Alabama (1946)[2]
Stetson Law School(1952)[2]
AwardsPurple Heart
Bronze Star medal.jpg Bronze Star Medal
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army[2]
Unit82nd Airborne Division[2]
Battles/warsWorld War II[2]
  • Battle of the Bulge

Grady W. White (September 16, 1924 – September 18, 2010) was a one-term mayor of Melbourne, Florida, United States, from 1962 to 1965.

He was born in Bemiston, Alabama, the son of J. Bryan White and Mamie White.[2] He served in the 82nd Airborne Division, seeing time in the European theatre of World War II including the Battle of the Bulge.[2] In 1946, he graduated from the University of Alabama[2] and finished law school in 1952 at Stetson Law School.[2] He then practiced law for over fifty years.[2]

He was the youngest person to be appointed Circuit Court judge in Florida.[2]


  • Grand Master, Masons[2]
  • Member, Shriners[2]


Preceded by
Richard A. Lawrence
Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
November 6, 1962 –November 2, 1965
Succeeded by
Nathan Friedman

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