Lucian W. Parrish

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Lucian Walton "Father" Parrish (January 10, 1878 – March 27, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Born in Sister Grove, near Van Alstyne, Texas, Parrish moved with his parents to Clay County in 1887 and settled near Joy, Texas. He attended the public schools of Joy and Bowie, Texas, and the North Texas State Normal College at Denton, Texas (now the University of North Texas). He taught school for two years. Parrish was a guard at Texas, playing from 1903 to 1906. He graduated from the law department of the University of Texas at Austin in 1909. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Henrietta, Texas.

One account reads: "Lucian W. Parrish's name has been inseparably connected with university athletics for the past five years, and it will be a long time before his name will be forgotten on the field and track. Assistant Coach Parrish has worked up several new tricks and plays during the summer, which will add materially to the play of Texas. In choosing the all-southern team the football critics have with few exceptions overlooked every team but Vanderbilt, but the one exception is "Parrish of Texas," who has been at left guard for three years."[1] He was chosen for an all-time Texas team by R. W. Franklin.[2]

Parrish was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his death in Wichita Falls, Texas, March 27, 1922. He was interred in Hope Cemetery, Henrietta, Texas.

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  1. ^ "Trio of Stars In The Football Limelight At The State Texas State University". San Antonio Light. October 6, 1907. 
  2. ^ R. W. Franklin. "Longhorns of All Time". Alcalde. 2: 364. 


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John M. Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 13th congressional district

March 4, 1919 – March 27, 1922
Succeeded by
Guinn Williams