Randolph Louis White
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White was part of the Ninth Calvary Regiment and trained at Camp Sherman. He was then moved to the Philippines where he served as a clerk and worked for the judge advocate. He was eventually promoted to sergeant. He voluntarily discharged from the army in 1928 and returned to working as a machinist.
Return to Virginia
White returned to Virginia in 1931 and became employed as a janitor at the University of Virginia Hospital. In 1949 he was given the opportunity to start training in inhalation therapy at Children's Hospital in Washington. He completed his studies at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and returned to UVA as supervisor to the oxygen therapy department. White worked at the hospital for 33 years. He was the first black Southerner to be accepted into the American Association of Inhalation Therapists.
White founded The Tribune in 1954. It was the Charlottesville-Albemarle's premier African-American newspaper. White said that the best story he ever ran was about Martin Luther King's funeral in Atlanta.