STROTHER, James French (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.

University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Janney Family Papers, ca. 1695-1981, 2750 items.
Correspondents include James F. Strother.

Papers: In the Alexander H.H. Stuart Papers, ca. 1776-1878, approximately 600 items.
Other authors include James French Strother.