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James French Strother

Member From: 1840 - 1851

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  • Birth Date: September 4, 1811 Birth Place:Culpeper County, Virginia
  • Death Date: September 20, 1860
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian, English
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Roberts (Married November 20, 1832)
  • Children: 9
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  • Education: St. Louis University, Missouri
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  • Occupation/Profession: Lawyer
  • Bio: Born in Culpeper County, Va., September 4, 1811. Died near Culpeper, Va., September 20, 1860 Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Culpeper, Va. James F. Strother of Rappahannock County was the son of George French and Sarah Green (Williams) Strother. His father was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives. He studied law at Saint Louis University in Missouri and began his practice in Washington in Rappahannock County. He was a member of the House of Delegates, 1840-43, 1844-51; the U. S. House of Representatives, 1851-53; and the Constitutional Convention of 1850-51. He married, November 2, 1832, Elizabeth Roberts, daughter of Major John and Lucy Ann (Pollard) Roberts of Culpeper County.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Member, U.S. House of Representatives (March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853)
    Speaker of the House of Delegates (1847 - 1848)
    Delegate to state constitutional convention (1850)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1840-1841 Rappahannock Whig Privileges and Elections
1841-1842 Rappahannock Whig Executive Expenditures (Chair)
Lunatic Asylums
Privileges and Elections
1842-1843 Rappahannock Whig Executive Expenditures (Chair)
Propositions and Grievances
1844-1845 Rappahannock Whig Bonds of Public Officers (Chair)
Privileges and Elections
1845-1846 Rappahannock Whig Bonds of Public Officers
Privileges and Elections
1846-1847 Rappahannock Whig Bonds of Public Officers (Chair)
Privileges and Elections
1847-1848 Rappahannock Whig Speaker of the House
1848-1849 Rappahannock Whig Finance
Schools and Colleges
1849-1850 Rappahannock Whig Courts of Justice
1850-1851 Rappahannock Whig Courts of Justice

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