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A native of Sandersville, Shad White has served as Mississippi’s State Auditor since July 2018.

White, a former Rhodes Scholar, earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Mississippi. He earned a master’s in economic history at the University of Oxford and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

In 2011, White served as director of policy to then-Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant. He later served as a special prosecutor in Rankin County and as director of the Mississippi Justice Institute. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi and earned a certificate in forensic accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

White and his wife, Rina, live in Rankin County and are members of Saint Richard Church.


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