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  Parker, Josiah
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NameJosiah Parker
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, Virginia , United States
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Born May 11, 1751
Died March 11, 1810 (58 years)
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Feb 06, 2013 10:45pm
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InfoPARKER, Josiah, a Representative from Virginia; born in “Macclesfield,” Isle of Wight County, Va., May 11, 1751; pursued preparatory studies; member of the committee of safety in 1775 and of the Virginia convention that held sessions in March, July, and December of that year; enlisted in the Revolutionary War and was commissioned major in the Fifth Virginia Regiment February 13, 1776; lieutenant colonel July 28, 1777, and colonel April 1, 1778; served under Gen. Charles Lee in Virginia until the fall of 1776, when he was transferred to Washington’s army; resigned from the Army July 12, 1778; member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1778, 1779, 1782 and 1783; naval officer at Portsmouth, Va., in 1786; unsuccessful candidate for delegate to the Virginia convention in 1788; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First and Second Congresses, reelected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress, and elected as a Federalist to the Fourth through Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1801); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Macclesfield, Va., March 11, 1810; interment in the private burial ground on his estate, “Macclesfield,” in Isle of Wight County, Va.


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  04/24/1799 VA District 11 Won 56.38% (+12.75%)
  03/20/1797 VA District 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/16/1795 VA District 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/18/1793 VA District 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/01/1790 VA District 8 Won 76.10% (+52.21%)
  02/02/1789 VA District 08 - Initial Election Won 48.12% (+8.39%)
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