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Stanford E. Parris

Member From: April 11, 1969, Ex. - November 21, 1972

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  • Birth Date: September 9, 1929 Birth Place:Champaign, IL
  • Death Date: March 27, 2010
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
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  • Education: University of Illinois (B.S.) George Washington University, Washington, DC (J.D.)
  • Military Service: 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
  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Episcopal Church Republican State Central Committee (executive committee) Commonwealth Club Rotary Chamber of Commerce American Legion YMCA (board of directors) George Mason College (board of trustees) Local Bar Association Virginia Bar Association American Bar Association Delta Theta Phi Alpha Delta Phi Flying Circus Aerodrome (president)
  • Bio: 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.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (1964-68)
    U.S. House of Representatives (1973-1975, 1981-1991)
    District of Columbia Law Review Commission (1975-1977)
    President, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp (1991-1995)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1970-1971 County of Fairfax; Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church 20 Republican Courts of Justice
Finance
Interstate Cooperation
1972-1973 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Prince William (part); City of Fairfax 19 Republican Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
Interstate Cooperation

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