Francis E. Rives

Francis Everod Rives ( born January 14, 1792 Prince George County, Virginia; † December 26, 1861 in Petersburg, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1841 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Francis Rives attended the public schools of his home. He then worked as a planter. Moreover, he worked in Virginia and North Carolina in railroad and in the management of railway companies. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1821 and 1831 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia; 1831 to 1836 he was a member of the State Senate. He was a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828.

In the congressional elections of 1836 Rives was in the 17th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John M. Patton on March 4, 1837. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1841 two legislative sessions. Since 1839 he was Chairman of the Election Committee. In 1840 Rives gave up another Congress candidate.

Between May 1847 and May 1848, he served as mayor of Petersburg. In this city, Francis Rives is on December 26, 1861 and passed away.