Richard Stanford (American politician)

Richard Stanford (March 2, 1767 – April 9, 1816) was a Democratic-Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1797 and 1816.


Born near Vienna, Maryland 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 Georgetown in 1816. During the 13th Congress, Stanford chaired the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business. He is buried in the Congressional Cemetery.

Stanford was the grandfather of Tennessee Senator William Robert Webb.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Richard Stanford (id: S000794)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-5-15
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William F. Strudwick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Blackledge
Preceded by
Thomas Wynns
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel Dickens