RIVES, Francis Everod, (1792 - 1861)


RIVES, Francis Everod, a Representative from Virginia; born in Prince George County, near Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Va., January 14, 1792; completed preparatory studies; engaged in planting and in the building and management of railways in Virginia and North Carolina; member of the State house of delegates 1821-1831; served in the State senate 1831-1836, 1848-1851; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); chairman, Committee on Elections (Twenty-sixth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination; mayor of Petersburg, Va., from May 6, 1847, to May 5, 1848; died in Petersburg, Va., December 26, 1861; interment in Blandford Cemetery.