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Member From: 1788 - 1801
- Birth Date: 1757 Birth Place:"Richland" - Stafford County, Virginia
- Death Date: December 30, 1814
- Gender: Male Race: Caucasian, English
- Military Service:
- Occupation/Profession: Attorney
- Additional Info: Son of William Brent (1732 - 1782) & Eleanor Carroll
1800-1801 Assembly-Richard Brent succeeded Thomas Mason, who was elected but died before the start of the 1800-01 session.
- Bio: BRENT, Richard, (uncle of William Leigh Brent and nephew of Daniel Carroll), a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born at ‘Richland,’ on the Potomac River, at Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Va., in 1757; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Stafford County in 1788 and from Prince William County in 1793, 1794, 1800, and 1801; elected to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1799); elected again to the Seventh Congress (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1803); member, State senate 1808-1810; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1809, until his death in Washington, D.C., on December 30, 1814; interment in the family burial ground at ‘Richland,’ on the Potomac River, at Aquia Creek.
- Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices:
Virginia Senate (1808-1810)
U.S. House of Representatives (March 1795-March 1799, March 1801-March 1803)
U.S. Senate (March 1809-December 1814)
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