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

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

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

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.

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

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

Professional career:
Private practice of law in Westmoreland County, 1804-1836, circa
Virginia 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.