|United States Senator
from North Carolina
December 5, 1836 – November 16, 1840
|Preceded by||Willie P. Mangum|
|Succeeded by||William A. Graham|
|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives|
September 20, 1796|
|Died||February 19, 1854
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Strange was born in Manchester, Virginia. He attended New Oxford Academy and Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden–Sydney College in south central Virginia in 1815 and practiced law in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Strange was elected as a Jacksonian (later Democrat) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Willie Person Mangum and served from December 5, 1836, to November 16, 1840, when he resigned and resumed the practice of law in Fayetteville, where he died on February 19, 1854 and was buried in the family burial ground at Myrtle Hill, near Fayetteville.
Strange was an ardent and active Freemason, serving as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons from 1812 through 1814. He also served as Master of Phoenix Lodge No. 8, A. F. & A. M., in Fayetteville, NC, for the year 1826.
Strange commanded the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (FILI), an independent militia company in Fayetteville, NC. In this role Strange served as the escort for the Marquis de Lafayette when he visited Fayetteville on the 5th of March, 1825.
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http://www.FILI1793.com - Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry website.
- Full Text of Eoneguski, or the Cherokee Chief at the University of North Carolina
Willie P. Mangum
|U.S. Senator (Class 3) from North Carolina
Served alongside: Bedford Brown
William A. Graham
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