Richard Brent (politician)

Richard Brent (* 1757 in Stafford County, Virginia; † December 30, 1814 in Washington DC ) was an American politician ( Democratic- Republican), who represented the state of Virginia in both houses of Congress.

Richard Brent came to Richland, the property of his family near the Potomac River, to the world. He studied law, became a member of the Bar, and then began to practice as a lawyer. In 1788 he represented his Heimatcounty first time in the House of Representatives from Virginia; after he had moved to Prince William County, he was a member of the parliamentary chamber again from 1793 to 1794 and from 1800 to 1801. In the meantime he had been a deputy in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. Brent was March 4, 1795 to March 3, 1799 for the first time a member of Congress. A further term of office joined on 4 March 1801 to 3 March 1803.

Between 1808 and 1810 Richard Brent was then a state senator in Virginia, he represented before his state from March 4, 1809, finally in the U.S. Senate. There even before the end of his term he died, however, the end of 1814 in Washington. He was buried in the family cemetery on the Richland site.

His uncle Daniel Carroll was one of the founding fathers of the United States and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. His nephew William Leigh Brent belonged 1823-1829 for Louisiana to the U.S. House of Representatives on.