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
Private practice of law in Westmoreland County, 1804-1836, circa
Virginia state delegate, 1807-1809
U.S. senator, 1836-1837
War of 1812
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 http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000069 on February 12, 2014; see also the Catalog of American Portraits, reference number NY990445, retrieved from http://npgportraits.si.edu/emuseumnpg/code/emuseum.asp?page=search_basic&profile=cap on February 12, 2014.