Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Parker, Richard Elliott
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PARKER, Richard Elliott, senator, b. in Westmoreland county, Va., 27 Dec., 1783; d. in Richmond, Va., 9 Sept., 1840. He studied law, and practised his profession for many years in his native county. He was elected to the U. S. senate as a Democrat in 1836 to succeed Benjamin Watkins Lee, but resigned the next year to become a judge on the court of appeals of Virginia.