Edward Y. Parsons

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Edward Y. Parsons
A man with dark hair and a mustache wearing a dark jacket and tie and white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – July 8, 1876
Preceded byElisha D. Standiford
Succeeded byHenry Watterson
Personal details
Born(1842-12-12)December 12, 1842
Middletown, Kentucky
DiedJuly 8, 1876(1876-07-08) (aged 33)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Belknap
Alma materUniversity of Louisville School of Law

Edward Young Parsons (December 12, 1842 – July 8, 1876) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Middletown, Kentucky, Parsons attended the public schools at Louisville, Kentucky until age 12. He studied one year in the St. Louis High School. He returned to Louisville and graduated from the municipal university in 1861, where he taught school for three years. He graduated from the Louisville Law School in 1865 and practiced law in Louisville.

Parsons was elected as a Democrat to the 44th United States Congress and served from March 4, 1875, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 8, 1876. He was interred in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "Edward Y. Parsons (id: P000087)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elisha D. Standiford
U.S. Congressman, Kentucky 5th District
Succeeded by
Henry Watterson

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