Robert Stanard, January 28, 1839-May 14, 1846

Stanard Frame
Oil on canvas, 29 x 23 in., by Robbie L. Nurnberger, 1963
Location: Hearing Room A

Born August 17, 1781 in Spotsylvania, Virginia
Died May 14, 1846 in Richmond, Virginia

Elected by the General Assembly on January 19, 1838 to fill the vacancy created by the death of William Brockenbrough and began his service on January 28, 1839. Service terminated by death.

Attended College of William and Mary, 1798

Professional career:
Private practice of law in Richmond, Virginia
Virginia state delegate, 1808-1817 (speaker, 1816-1817); 1835-1837
U.S. attorney, District of Virginia, 1817-1824
Delegate, Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829-1830

Further reading/Research collections

Elected, 37 Va., iii; died on May 14, 1846, 44 Va., ii; died in Richmond (date given is May 15), Judge Robert Stanard of Va. New-York Daily Tribune (New-York [N.Y.]), May 18, 1846, col. 2, retrieved on March 4, 2014; attended William and Mary in 1798, A Provisional List of Alumni, Grammar School Students, Members of the Faculty, and Members of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary in Virginia From 1693-1888 (Richmond: Division of Purchase and Printing, 1941), 38; birth, death, and professional career, E. Griffith Dodson, Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-1955 (Richmond, Va., 1956), 55; private practice in Richmond in the firm (Stanard & Bouldin with Wood Bouldin), “Reminiscences of Some of the Dead of the Bench and Bar of Richmond, An Address Delivered to the Richmond Bar Association by Judge George L. Christian of the Richmond Bar, December 9, 1908” The Virginia Law Register, Vol. 14, No. 11 (Mar., 1909), p. 820; 17-835 U.S. District Attorney, Bicentennial Celebration of the US Attorneys, 1789-1989, retrieved on March 4, 2014; portrait, Ray O. Hummel, Jr., and Katherine M. Smith, Portraits and Statuary of Virginians Owned by the Virginia State Library, the Medical College of Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Other State Agencies (Richmond, Va.: The Virginia State Library, 1977), 115, Proceedings of the Seventy-Third Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar Association, July 1963 (Richmond: Keel-Williams Corporation, Printers, 1963), 111; and Proceedings, . . . July 1964, 131.