William Franklin Strowd

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William Franklin Strowd (7 December 1832 – 12 December 1911) was a Populist U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1895 and 1899.

Strowd was born near Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1832 and attended local schools. A farmer, he was a private in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Strowd was a member of the North Carolina Constitution Convention of 1875. In 1892, he unsuccessfully sought election as a Populist to the U.S. House. In 1894, he succeeded, and served two terms in Washington, D.C., in the 53rd and 54th Congresses. He did not seek renomination in 1898, and died in 1911 in Chapel Hill, where he is buried.