STROTHER, James French, (1868 - 1930)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

STROTHER, James French, (grandson of James French Strother [1811-1860] and great-grandson of George French Strother), a Representative from West Virginia; born near Pearisburg, Giles County, Va., June 29, 1868; attended the public schools, Pearisburg Academy, and Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College at Blacksburg; deputy collector of internal revenue at Lynchburg, Va., 1890-1893; studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Pearisburg; settled in Welch, McDowell County, W.Va., in 1895 and continued the practice of law; United States commissioner 1897-1901; appointed judge of the criminal court of McDowell County by Gov. Albert B. White on January 1, 1905; was thrice elected and served until September 30, 1924, when he resigned, having been nominated for Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; died in Welch, W.Va., April 10, 1930; interment in Monte Vista Cemetery, Bluefield, W.Va.