Samuel W. Parker

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Elmhurst, Parker's Connersville home

Samuel Wilson Parker (September 9, 1805 - February 1, 1859) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born near Watertown, New York, Parker pursued academic studies. He was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1828. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Connersville, Indiana. He served as prosecuting attorney of Fayette County from December 10, 1836, to December 10, 1838. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1839 and 1843. He served in the State senate 1841-1843. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1849 to the Thirty-first Congress.

Parker was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855). He did not seek renomination in 1855. He died near Sackets Harbor, New York, February 1, 1859. He was interred in the private cemetery on the Old Elm farm,[1], in Connersville, Indiana.

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