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.