Historical records matching John Strother Pendleton, US Congress
About John Strother Pendleton, US Congress
John Strother Pendleton (William, James, James, Henry, Philip), b. 1802; d. November 19, 1868. Married (1824)
Lucy Ann Williams, daughter of Major Gen'l James Williams, of Orange Co., Va. James Strother was a lawyer by profession, a member of the General Assembly from Culpeper, from 1830 to '33; a member from Rappahannock from 1836 to '39; representative of the Mt. Vernon District in Congress from 1845 to '48.
US Congressman. He served for twelve years a member of Virginia House of Delegates, then was appointed by President John Tyler as Charge d'Affairs to Chile. He served there three years, and then elected to Congress in 1845, and again in 1847, where he was called "The Lone Star" being the only Whig member from Virginia. In 1851, was appointed President Millard Fillmore's Charge d'Affairs to Buenos Aries and on a special mission to Paraguay.