October 28, 1869|
New York City
|Died||September 16, 1925
|Education||Yale University (1890)|
|Spouse(s)||Elsie Worthington Clews|
|Children||Elsie ("Lissa," 1901), John Edward (1903), Herbert (1909), and Henry McIlvaine ("Mac", 1911).|
|Parents||John Edward Parsons, Mary Dumesnil McIlvaine|
Born in New York City, Parsons attended private schools in New York City, St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, Yale University, the University of Berlin, Harvard Law School, and was graduated from Yale University in 1890. He was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in New York City. He served as member of the board of aldermen of New York City 1900-1904.
Parsons married Elsie Clews in Newport, Rhode Island on September 1, 1900. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911). A 1910 run for reelection to the Sixty-second Congress was unsuccessful, and Parsons resumed the practice of law in New York City.
He served as delegate to all Republican New York State conventions from 1904 to 1920, and to the Republican National Conventions in 1908, 1912, 1916, and 1920. During the First World War he served on the general staff of the American Expeditionary Forces.
- "Miss Clews is Married". The New York Times (Newport, Massachusetts). 1900-09-02. p. 5. Retrieved 2010-01-01.
- Cartoon of the Day (November 16, 1907), HarpWeek
|United States House of Representatives|
Francis B. Harrison
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th congressional district
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
Jefferson M. Levy
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