LESTER, Posey Green, (1850 - 1929)


LESTER, Posey Green, a Representative from Virginia; born near the town of Floyd, Floyd County, Va., March 12, 1850; attended the common schools and the Jacksonville graded school at Floyd; engaged in teaching in Floyd County, Va.; ordained a minister in the primitive or old-school Baptist Church in 1876; became associate editor of Zion’s Landmark, a church paper published at Wilson, N.C., in 1883, and editor in chief in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed his ministerial duties at Floyd, Va., until 1921, when he moved to Roanoke, Va., and served as pastor of the Primitive Baptist Church until his death in that city on February 9, 1929; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.