Edwin Yates Webb (23 May 1872 - 1 March 1948) was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1903 and 1919.
Born in Shelby, North Carolina, Webb attended Shelby Military Institute and then Wake Forest College, graduating in 1893. He studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was admitted to the bar in 1894, practicing law in his hometown of Shelby.
After completing postgraduate work at the University of Virginia Law School, he was named to the Wake Forest College Board of Trustees in 1898 and served a two-year term as a trustee of North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College (now North Carolina State University) from 1899 to 1901.
Elected the chair of the local Cleveland County, North Carolina Democratic committee in 1898, White was temporarily chairman of the state convention in 1900, and ran for Congress successfully in 1902. He was elected to nine successive Congresses, serving from March 4, 1903 to November 10, 1919, when he resigned to accept an appointment as a U.S. district judge in the western district of North Carolina. While in Congress, he chaired the Committee on the Judiciary and was one of the managers for the impeachment proceedings against Robert W. Archbald.
White continued to serve as a district judge until his retirement on March 1, 1948; he died in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1955.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.