William Franklin STROWD, Congress, NC (1832-1911)


STROWD, William Franklin, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C., December 7, 1832; attended the country schools, Bingham private school, Melbane, N.C., the local academy at High Hill, N.C. and Graham Institute; farmer; Army, Confederate States of America; member of the North Carolina state constitutional convention in 1875; unsuccessful Populist candidate for election to the Fifty-third Congress in 1892; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fourth and to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; died on December 12, 1911, in Chapel Hill, N.C.; interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present