George Strother

George French Strother (* 1783 in Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia; † November 28, 1840 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1820 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Strother attended after elementary school, the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started working in Culpeper in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1806 and 1809 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In the congressional elections of 1816 Strother in the tenth constituency of Virginia was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Aylett Hawes on March 4, 1817. After a re-election, he could remain until his resignation on February 10, 1820 in Congress.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Strother moved to St. Louis, where he worked for the IRS as Receiver of Public Money. There he is on 28 November 1840, died. He was the father of Congressman James F. Strother (1811-1860) and the great-grandfather of James F. Strother (1868-1930), who represented the state of West Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.