Severn E. Parker
1787 – 1836
Who was Severn E. Parker?
Born near Eastville, Virginia, Parker attended the common schools as a child. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, serving from 1809 to 1821. He was appointed deputy clerk of Northampton County, Virginia on March 8, 1813 and was captain of a rifle company in 1814.
Parker served in the Virginia State Senate from 1817 to 1820 and was elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1818, serving from 1819 to 1821. He returned to the House of Delegates in 1828, 1829 and from 1834 to 1836.
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