PARRIS, Stanford E.

PARRIS, Stanford E.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1929–2010

Biography

PARRIS, Stanford E., a Representative from Virginia; born in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., September 9, 1929; attended the public schools of Illinois; B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign, 1950; J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1958; served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict, 1950-1954; awarded Distinguished Flying Cross with cluster, Air Medal with clusters, Purple Heart, and United States and Korean Presidential Citations; admitted to the Virginia bar in 1958 and commenced practice in Alexandria; president, Woodbridge Chrysler-Plymouth Corp., 1965, and Flying Circus Aerodrome, 1971; commercial pilot; Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, 1964-1967; member, Virginia house of delegates, 1969-1972; chairman, Joint senate-house Republican caucus; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; member, District of Columbia Law Revision Commission, 1975-1977; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1991); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1990 to the One Hundred Second Congress; appointed president of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation by President George Bush and served from 1991 to the present; died on March 27, 2010, in Mathews County, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
Papers: 1964-1987, 97.5 linear feet. The collection contains papers on Stan Parris's term in the 93rd U.S. Congress as a Representative for the 8th district of Virginia. Materials include research files, campaign records, voting records, committee meeting minutes, bill files, and legislation as well as other documents dealing with his local, state, and national political career. A finding aid is in the repository and online.
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