Senator Celestino A. White
Senator Celestino A. White, Sr. is the son of the late Charles A. White, a retired police officer, and Majorie Stevens, a retired first-class cook.
Upon graduation, White enlisted in the United States Air Force and later was honorably discharged.
The Vietnam Veteran and Airman First Class returned to St. Thomas and entered the police force.
As an officer of the law, he has held every rank from patrolman to Chief of Police.
During the course of his
received numerous departmental and community medals, awards and certificates for outstanding service.
departmental training included studies at the University of the Virgin Islands, University of North Florida, North Western University, Atlanta University and the U.S. Secret Service
In addition to his
police responsibilities, Senator White
owned and operated a successful landscaping firm, which he
gave up in order to devote full attention to his
likes to say that he
possesses a "Masters Degree in Common Sense and PhD in Street Sense from the School of Hard
Another popular phrase coined by Senator White
in describing his
persona is, "So Said, So Done.
was first elected to serve in the 18th Legislature and served in the 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Legislatures.
Senator White served as Majority Leader during the 21st, 24th, 26th and 27th Legislatures.
is married to the former Ruthlyn V. Archibald and is the father of four children: Colette, Celestino Jr., Clement and Calvert and Grandfather of six: Ashur Amaro; Celestino Ajahni and Celeste White; Asia and Zion White; and Calaen White.