Robert G. Southall

Robert Goode Southall ( born December 26, 1852 in Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia; † May 25, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1903 and 1907 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Southall attended the Washington Academy and the High School of Amelia County. In 1873 and 1874 he was employed as a Deputy Clerk in the management in Nottoway County. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1877 was admitted to the bar he began in Amelia Court House to work in this profession. Between 1884 and 1902 he was district attorney in Amelia County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1888 and 1896 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. Between 1899 and 1903 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1902, Southall was the fourth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Francis R. Lassiter on March 4, 1903. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1907 two legislative sessions. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. Since 1912 until his death on May 25, In 1924 Robert Southall judges in the fourth judicial district of Virginia.