JAMES W. STROTHER
HISTORY OF ALABAMA AND DICTIONARY OF ALABAMA BIOGRAPHY
Thomas M. Owen - Volume IV, Page 1635
Strother, James William
Lawyer of Scotch, Irish, English and French ancestry, was born January 4, 1860, near Milltown, Chambers County, Ala. son of George M. and Elizabeth M. (Hardy) Strother, the former who served in the C.S. Army and died a prisoner of war at Camp Chase, Ohio, grandson of James M. and Elizabeth A. (Bland) Hardy and of Aaron and Jane (McMillan) Strother, the former who served in the War of 1812, was of Virginia ancestry, removed to Chambers County about 1833 and later to Camden, Arkansas, where his death occurred.
James W. Strother received his education in the common schools of Chambers County and at Milltown Institute. He taught school for some years, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice at Dadeville in 1890, was Attorney for Tallapoosa County l893-1900; was Democratic presidential elector for the fifth district in 1900; was for a number of years a member of the Democratic executative committee of the fifth Congressional District; was chairman of the Tallapoosa County committee; was elected a member of the House of Representatives November, 1902; was President of the School Board from 1905 to 1909 and in 1906 was elected to the State Senate; married on February 6, 1887, to Mattie Davis Gardner, daughter of Davis W. Gardner and Annie E. (Whitlow) Gardner, who resided near LaFayette - residence Dadeville.
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