Dan White

Birthday
2, 1946
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Oct 21, 1985 (39)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1946
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Oct 21, 1985 (39)

About

Former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors known for being the assassin of Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Mascone. He was convicted of manslaughter in a trial which produced the famous "Twinkie defense."

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1971.

Trivia

He committed suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning less than two years after his release from prison.

Family Life

He was the second of nine children.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Josh Brolin, who received an Academy Award nomination for his performance, in the 2008 film Milk.