Brent, Richard, son of Colonel William Brent, of "Richland," Stafford county, who was a justice, burgess,
and member of the Convention of 1776, was born about 1760; was a representative in Congress. serving from December
7, 1795, to March 3, 1799, and from December 7, 1901, to March 3, 1803. He was elected to the United States senate
for a term beginning March 4. 1809. and took his seat May 23. serving until his death. In 1811 he was instructed
by the legislature to vote against the recharter of the United States Bank. but refused to obey and incurred its
censure. He died in Washington, unmarried, December 30, 1814. He was distinguished for his eloquence.
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915
Vol. 2 Prominent Persons in Virginia
Vol. 2 Judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals
Vol. 2 United States Senators
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