|Strangers to Us All||Lawyers and Poetry|
Francis Rives Lassiter
"Born Petersburg, Va. Graduated from the University of Virginia; practised law in Petersburg; several times city attorney; United States Attorney for Eastern District of Virginia, 1893-1896; member 56th, 57th, 60th, and 61st Congresses. Wrote a large number of lyrics, some of them being verse of considerable merit, which remain uncollected."
[Armistead C. Gordon, Virginian Writers of Fugitive Verse 123 (New York: James T. White & Co., 1923)] Lassiter's brother, Charles Trotter Lassiter, was also a lawyer in Petersburg.
Francis Rives Lassiter, Arnold's Invasion of Virginia, 1781 ([New York]: Longmans, Green,  ?)(reprinted from Sewanee Review)