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Richard STANFORD

(1767-1816)

STANFORD, Richard, (grandfather of William Robert Webb), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Vienna, Md., March 2, 1767; completed preparatory studies; moved to Hawfields, N.C., about 1793 and established an academy; elected as a Republican to the Fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1797, until his death in Georgetown, D.C., April 9, 1816; chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Thirteenth Congress); interment in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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