James S. Parker

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James S. Parker
James Southworth Parker.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's New York's 29th congressional district district
In office
March 4, 1913 – December 19, 1933
Personal details
Born (1867-06-03)June 3, 1867
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Died December 19, 1933(1933-12-19) (aged 66)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Evergreen Cemetery, Salem
Political party Republican
Alma mater Cornell University

James Southworth Parker (June 3, 1867 - December 19, 1933) was a United States Representative from New York.


Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, he attended the public schools and was graduated from Cornell University in 1887. He taught at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire in 1887 and moved to Salem, Washington County, New York in 1888 and taught at St. Paul's School at Salem. He engaged in agricultural pursuits in 1888 and was also interested in breeding harness racing horses. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Washington Co.) in 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911 and 1912.

Parker was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1913 until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1933. While in the House, he was chairman of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce during the Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael E. Driscoll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

Succeeded by
William D. Thomas