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Robert Strange

Birthplace: Manchester, VA
Death: Died in Fayetteville, NC
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Son of James Strange and Nancy French

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About Robert Strange, U.S. Senator

Robert Strange (September 20, 1796 – February 19, 1854) was a Democratic U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina between 1836 and 1840.

Strange was born in Manchester, Virginia. He attended New Oxford Academy and Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in south central Virginia in 1815 and practiced law in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

He was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons (1821–1823 and 1826) and was a judge of the superior court of North Carolina (1827–1836).

Strange was elected as a Jacksonian (later Democrat) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Willie Person Mangum and served from December 5, 1836, to November 16, 1840, when he resigned and resumed the practice of law in Fayetteville, where he died on February 19, 1854 and was buried in the family burial ground at Myrtle Hill, near Fayetteville.

He was the author of Eoneguski, or the Cherokee Chief, which has been called the first North Carolina novel (DAB).

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Robert Strange, U.S. Senator's Timeline

September 20, 1796
Manchester, VA
February 19, 1854
Age 57
Fayetteville, NC