Francis R. Lassiter

Francis Rives Lassiter ( born February 18, 1866 in Petersburg, Virginia; † October 31, 1909 ) was an American politician. Between 1900 and 1909 he represented two times the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Francis Lassiter was the great-nephew of Congressman Francis E. Rives ( 1792-1861 ). He attended the McCabe 's University School. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1887 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Boston in this profession. Already in 1888 he returned to St. Petersburg, where he also practiced law. From 1888 to 1893 he was also legal representatives of this city. Thereafter, he served 1893-1896 as a federal prosecutor for the eastern part of the state of Virginia. Lassiter was also a captain in the state militia. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

After the death of Mr Sydney Parham Epes Lassiter was in the overdue election for the fourth seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on April 19, 1900. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1903 Congress. Then Robert G. Southall was chosen as his successor. In the congressional elections of 1906, Lassiter was re-elected in the fourth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he Southall replaced again on March 4, 1907. After a re-election he was able to exercise his mandate until his death on 31 October 1909.