Stanford E. PARRIS, Congress, VA (1929-2010)


PARRIS, Stanford E., a Representative from Virginia; born in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., September 9, 1929; attended the public schools of Illinois; B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign, 1950; J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1958; served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict, 1950-1954; awarded Distinguished Flying Cross with cluster, Air Medal with clusters, Purple Heart, and United States and Korean Presidential Citations; admitted to the Virginia bar in 1958 and commenced practice in Alexandria; president, Woodbridge Chrysler-Plymouth Corp., 1965, and Flying Circus Aerodrome, 1971; commercial pilot; Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, 1964-1967; member, Virginia house of delegates, 1969-1972; chairman, Joint senate-house Republican caucus; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; member, District of Columbia Law Revision Commission, 1975-1977; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1991); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1990 to the One Hundred Second Congress; appointed president of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation by President George Bush and served from 1991 to the present; died on March 27, 2010, in Mathews County, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present