Severn E. Parker

Severn Eyre Parker ( * July 19, 1787 in Eastville, Northampton County, Virginia; † October 21, 1836 in Northampton County ) was an American politician. Between 1819 and 1821 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Severn Parker attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1809 and 1821 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In 1813 he became a member of the administration in Northampton County as a Deputy Clerk. During the British - American War in 1814 he was captain of a rifle company in the year. From 1817 to 1820 he was a member of the Senate of Virginia. He was a member of both chambers of the legislature of his state, and since 1819 also a congressman during this time.

In the congressional elections of 1818, Parker was in the 13th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Burwell Bassett on March 4, 1819. Until March 3, 1821 he was able to complete a term in Congress. After the mandate again fell to Bassett. In the years 1828 and 1829 and again from 1834 to 1836, Parker was again a member of the House of Representatives in Virginia. He died on October 21, 1836 and was buried in the private cemetery of Kendall Grove Farm near Eastville.