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Member From: 1808 - 1837
- Birth Date: August 17, 1781 Birth Place:"Stanfield" in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
- Death Date: May 14, 1846
- Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
- Spouse: Jane Stith Craig, 1812
- Education: College of William & Mary, class of 1798
- Military Service:
- Occupation/Profession: Lawyer
- Additional Info: His father-in-law, Adam Craig, was clerk of the Hustings Court of Richmond, the Henrico County Court (1781-1808) and the General Court.
- Bio: Born at “Stanfield”, Spotsylvania County, Va., August 17, 1781. Died in Richmond, Va., May 14, 1846, Buried in Shockoe Cemetery, Richmond, Va. Robert Stanard of Spotsylvania County and Richmond City was the son of Captain Larkin and Elizabeth Perrott (Chew) Stanard. He attended the College of William and Mary, Class of 1798, and was a lawyer of great distinction. He was a member of the House of Delegates, representing Spotsylvania County, 1808-17, and Richmond City, 183537; U. S. District Attorney, 1821-31; member of the Constitutional Convention of 1829-30 for Spotsylvania County; elected Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, January 19, 1839, and served until the time of his death. He married, in 1812, Jane Stith Craig, daughter of Adam and Polly (Mallory) Craig and ward of William Hay. Adam Craig was clerk of the Hustings Court of Richmond, the Henrico County Court (1781-1808), and the General Court.
While he was Speaker of the House, the Clerk was WILLIAM MUNFORD.
- Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices:
Virginia Constitutional Convention: 1829
Speaker of the House of Delegates, 1816-1817
U.S. District Attorney, 1821-1831
Member, Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830
Judge, Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, January 19, 1839 - May 14, 1846
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