By Bill Hand, Sun Journal Staff | Published: Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 17:24 PM. This Thursday is the birthday of George H. White. You may not know who he is, but you ought to. I do believe there is one of those little historical markers downtown stating where his house is. But this guy merits a full-blown billboard. George H. White was the last black congressman before Jim Crow (locally authored by New Bern’s own Sen. Furnifold M. Simmons) removed the black race from N.C.