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STANFORD, Richard

1767–1816

Biography

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.

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

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1803-1808. 5 items.

North Carolina State Department of Archives and History

Raleigh, NC
Papers: 1797-1914. 16 items. Includes sketch written by his grandson. Finding aid in repository.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1767-1842. 76 items. Family correspondence while in Congress. Unpublished description in library.
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