John M. Parker (New York politician)

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John Mason Parker, New York Congressman and Judge

John Mason Parker (June 14, 1805 – December 16, 1873) was an American Congressman from New York's 27th congressional district.

Biography[edit]

John M. Parker was born in Granville, New York on June 14, 1805. He attended Granville Academy and Castleton Seminary, graduated from Middlebury College in 1828, studied law, and began a practice in Owego, New York in 1833.[1]

In 1854 Parker was to Congress as an Opposition Party candidate, and he was reelected as a Republican in 1856, serving from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1859.[2]

Parker was not a candidate for renomination in 1858. In 1859 he became a Justice of the New York Supreme Court, where he served until his death. During his time on the bench, Parker also at as a Judge on the New York Court of Appeals.

In 1868 Parker received an honorary LL.D. degree from Cornell University.[3]

He died in Owego on December 16, 1873 and was buried in Owego's Evergreen Cemetery.

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Preceded by
John J. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

1855–1859
Succeeded by
Alfred Wells