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James French STROTHER

(1811-1860)

STROTHER, James French, (son of George French Strother and grandfather of James French Strother [1868-1930]), a Representative from Virginia; born in Culpeper, Va., September 4, 1811; completed preparatory studies and attended St. Louis University, Missouri; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Washington, Rappahannock County, Va.; member of the State house of delegates 1840-1851, serving as speaker in 1851; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); resumed the practice of law in Culpeper, Va.; died near Culpeper, Va., September 20, 1860; interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

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

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