Robert Strange

Robert Strange ( born September 20, 1796 in Manchester, Chesterfield County, Virginia; † February 19, 1854 in Fayetteville, North Carolina ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented the state of North Carolina in the United States Senate.

Strange was born in Manchester, which later became a district of the state capital of Richmond was. He attended Washington College in Lexington and made in 1815 graduated from Hampden - Sydney College in southern Virginia. Then he began to work as a lawyer in Fayetteville.

From 1821 to 1823 Strange was the first time in the House of Commons of North Carolina; In 1826 he was re-elected to this Parliament chamber. Between 1827 and 1836 he acted as a judge of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Following the resignation of U.S. Senator Willie Mangum person Robert Strange was elected as his successor. He served on the Senate of December 5, 1836 to November 16, 1840, when he resigned himself to pursue again his profession as a lawyer can. Moreover, he was still practiced the Office of the Solicitor for the Fifth Judicial District of North Carolina. He died in 1854 in Fayetteville and was buried at the nearby family cemetery.

Robert Strange was also active as an author. With Eoneguski, or the Cherokee Chief, he created the first novel about North Carolina.