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Severn Eyre PARKER

(1787-1836)

PARKER, Severn Eyre, a Representative from Virginia; born near Eastville, Northampton County, Va., July 19, 1787; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the state house of delegates 1809-1821; appointed deputy clerk of Northampton County March 8, 1813; captain of a rifle company in 1814; served in the state senate 1817-1820; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); again a member of the state house of delegates in 1828, 1829, and 1834-1836; died in Northampton County, Va., October 21, 1836; interment in the private cemetery on Kendall Grove farm, near Eastville, Va.

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

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