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Richard Stanford (2 March 17679 April 1816) was a Democratic-Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolinamarker between 1797 and 1816.


Born near Vienna, Marylandmarker in 1767, Stanford moved to Hawfields, North Carolina, around 1793 and established an academy. He was elected to Congress as a Democratic-Republican in 1796 and was re-elected nine times before his death in Georgetownmarker in 1816. During the 13th Congress, Stanford chaired the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business. He is buried in the Congressional Cemeterymarker.

Stanford was the grandfather of Tennesseemarker Senator William Robert Webb.


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