Abraham X. Parker

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Abraham X. Parker, New York Congressman

Abraham X. Parker (November 14, 1831 Granville, Addison County, Vermont – August 9, 1909 Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

Parker attended St. Lawrence Academy and Albany Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1854, and practiced in Potsdam. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (St. Lawrence Co., 3rd D.) in 1863 and 1864. He was Postmaster of Potsdam from 1865 to 1866, and later was President of the Village of Potsdam. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1868 to 1871.

Parker was elected as a Republican to the 47th and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1889). He was appointed by President Grover Cleveland as a member of the first labor investigation commission. He served as a delegate to the 1892 Republican National Convention; and as First Assistant Attorney General from September 8, 1890, to March 4, 1893. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law in Potsdam. He served as president of the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology. He died in Potsdam on August 9, 1909, and was interred in Bayside Cemetery.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Abel Godard
New York State Senate
17th District

1868–1871
Succeeded by
Wells S. Dickinson
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Amaziah B. James
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

1881–1885
Succeeded by
John Swinburne
Preceded by
Charles R. Skinner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

1885–1889
Succeeded by
Frederick Lansing