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Park was born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1864 and attended the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society. He taught from 1882 through 1885 then worked as a railway civil engineer from 1885 until 1889. Park then attended the Atlanta Medical College and graduated in 1891. He studied law and was also admitted to the state bar in 1891 at which time he started a private law practice.
From 1891 to 1902, Park served as chair of the Democratic executive committee for Worth County, Georgia. In 1898, he became a judge in the county court and served in that position until 1903 when he became a judge in the Albany judicial circuit. He served in that position until 1908. From 1902 through 1904, Park was the chair of the Democratic congressional committee for Georgia's 2nd congressional district. He served on the board of trustees for the Georgia Agricultural and Mechanical School in Tifton from 1911 until 1915.
In 1913, Park won a special election to fill Georgia's vacant 2nd district seat in the United States House of Representatives during the 63rd United States Congress. The vacancy was the result of incumbent Seaborn Roddenbery's death earlier in the year. Park was a Democrat and after finishing that partial term he was reelected to four additional full terms in that seat. He ran an unsuccessful reelection campaign in 1924.
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 2nd congressional district
November 4, 1913 - March 3, 1925
Edward E. Cox
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