A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Stephen White was practicing law in Boston, Massachusetts when offered the position as Genealogist at Moncton University's Centre d'Études Acadiennes [Centre for Acadian Studies].
After working on the Dictionnaire for almost 30 years, Stephen A. White
published the first two volumes in 1999. He is currently compiling more volumes for future publication.
Stephen White is actually an Acadian LeBlanc descendant: his great-grandfather, Simon-Pierre LeBlanc, was a captain without his own ship when he moved his family from Cape Breton to Massachusetts and changed his name to Simon Peter White.