Harry J. Parrish

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Harry J. Parrish
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 50th district
In office
January 12, 1983 – March 28, 2006
Preceded by Dorothy S. McDiarmid
Kenneth R. Plum
Jack Rust
Succeeded by Jackson Miller
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 23rd district
In office
January 13, 1982 – January 12, 1983
Preceded by Elise B. Heinz
Succeeded by Royston Jester III
Personal details
Born Harry Jacob Parrish
(1922-02-19)February 19, 1922
Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
Died March 28, 2006(2006-03-28) (aged 84)
Manassas, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mattie Cannon
Alma mater Virginia Tech (B.B.A.)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
United States Air Force
Years of service 1944–1971
Rank Colonel
Unit U.S. Army Air Corps
U.S. Air Force Reserve
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Harry Jacob Parrish (February 19, 1922 – March 28, 2006) was a longtime member of the Virginia House of Delegates at the time of his death, age 84 [1]. Born February 19, 1922, Parrish served as a Colonel in the United States Air Force from 1942 and 1946 before being elected to the town council of Manassas, Virginia in 1951. He held that position until 1963, when he was elected mayor; he served in that capacity until 1981. Parrish became a Delegate in 1982. He was also chairman of the board of the Manassas Ice and Fuel Company, Inc.


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