James F. Strother
James French Strother (September 4, 1811 – September 20, 1860) was a nineteenth-century American politician and lawyer from Virginia. He was the son of George Strother and grandfather of another named James French Strother.
Born in Culpeper County, Virginia, Strother completed preparatory studies and attended St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Washington, Virginia. He became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1840, serving until 1851 and was Speaker of the House in his last year. Strother was also a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1850 and was elected a Whig to the United States House of Representatives in that same year, serving from 1851 to 1853. Afterward, he resumed practicing law in Culpeper, Virginia until his death near there on September 20, 1860. He was interred in Masonic Cemetery.
- Jamerson, Bruce F., Clerk of the House of Delegates, supervising (2007). Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-2007. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia House of Delegates.
- James F. Strother at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- James F. Strother at Find A Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
John W. Jones
|Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
Henry L. Hopkins
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
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