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George French STROTHER

(1783-1840)

STROTHER, George French, (father of James French Strother [1811-1860] and great-grandfather of James French Strother [1868-1930]), a Representative from Virginia; born in Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Va., in 1783; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Culpeper; member of the State house of delegates 1806-1809; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1817, until his resignation February 10, 1820; receiver of public moneys at St. Louis, Mo.; died in St. Louis November 28, 1840; interment in Christ Church Cemetery; reinterment in Bellefontaine Cemetery in 1860.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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