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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesVirginia

Richard BRENT

(1757-1814)
Senate Years of Service:
1809-1814
Party:
Democratic Republican

BRENT, Richard, (uncle of William Leigh Brent and nephew of Daniel Carroll), a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born at ‘Richland,’ on the Potomac River, at Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Va., in 1757; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the Virginia house of delegates from Stafford County in 1788 and from Prince William County in 1793, 1794, 1800, and 1801; elected to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1799); elected again to the Seventh Congress (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1803); member, State senate 1808-1810; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1809, until his death in Washington, D.C., on December 30, 1814; interment in the family burial ground at ‘Richland,’ on the Potomac River, at Aquia Creek.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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