Posey G. Lester

Posey Green Lester (* March 12, 1850 in Floyd, Floyd County, Virginia; † February 9, 1929 in Roanoke, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1893 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Posey Lester attended the public schools of his home. He then worked as a teacher in Floyd County. He was also chaplain from 1876 in the Primitive Baptist Church. Since 1883 he was in Wilson (North Carolina) editor of a church paper. In 1920 he was to be their editor in chief. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1888 Lester was in the fifth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Robert Brown on March 4, 1889. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1893 two legislative sessions. In 1892 he gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to Posey Lester operated again in Floyd as a clergyman. Since 1921 he was a pastor in Roanoke, where he died on 9 February 1929.