Joseph Butcher Straton

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

Source:
West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

747

STRATON, JOSEPH BUTCHER. (Democrat.) Ad-
dress: Williamson, West Va. Member of the House of
Delegates from Mingo county. Born September 10, 1888,
at Myrtle, Logan (now Mingo), county; educated in the
public schools, the Alderson (West Va.) Academy, Ohio
Military Institute, Cincinnati, University of Virginia
and the West Virginia University; is a lawyer by pro-
fession; was elected to the Legislature in 1916 and during
the 1917 sessions served on the following standing com-
mittees: Elections and Privileges (Chairman); Judiciary,
Counties, Districts and Municipal Corporations, Forefeited
and Unappropriated Lands, Mines and Mining, and
Insurance.

Submitted by: Valerie Crook