SOUTHALL, Robert Goode, (1852 - 1924)


SOUTHALL, Robert Goode, a Representative from Virginia; born at Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Va., December 26, 1852; attended the Washington Academy and High School of Amelia County; deputy clerk of Nottaway County in 1873 and 1874; was graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1876; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice at Amelia Court House; prosecuting attorney for Amelia County, Va., 1884-1902; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1888 and 1896; member of the State house of delegates 1899-1904; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); resumed the practice of his profession in Amelia County, Va.; served as a judge of the fourth judicial circuit court of Virginia from January 1912, until his death in Baltimore, Md., May 25, 1924; interment in Amelia Cemetery, Amelia Court House, Va.