Parker, Richard Elliot, February 9, 1837-September 10, 1840

Richard Parker Elliott
Image of portrait courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Richard Elliot Parker, from Clarke County, April 10, 1837-September 10, 1840

Born December 27, 1783, in Westmoreland County
Died September 10, 1840, in Loudoun County

Elected by the General Assembly on February 9, 1837, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Dabney Carr, and began his service on April 10, 1837. Service terminated by death.

Other judicial service:
Judge, General Court, 1817-1836
Judge, Law and Chancery Court, 1831-1836

Washington College, graduated in 1803
Studied law with his grandfather, Judge Richard Parker, in Westmoreland County

Professional career:
Private practice in Westmoreland County, 1804-1836, circa
State delegate, 1807-1809
U.S. senator, 1836-1837

Military service:
War of 1812

Further reading/Reference collections

Elected, 35 Va., iii; died, 38 Va., iii; birth, education, military service, career, and image of portrait, “Richard Elliott Parker (1783-1840),” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present, retrieved from on February 12, 2014; see also the Catalog of American Portraits, reference number NY990445, retrieved from on February 12, 2014.