Edward White was a banker who was appointed co-Administrator of the National Financial Administration by Governor-General Christopher Hemingway on August 6, 1904, along with fellow banker Hugh Neill and former Indiana Governor Maxwell Boatner. White and his fellow co-Administrators continued the conservative policies of their predecessor Julius Nelson. Sobel does not say when White retired from the N.F.A.
Sobel's source for Edward White's term as co-Administrator of the N.F.A. is John Friendly's A History of the National Financial Administration (New York, 1967).