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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesPennsylvania

Andrew PARKER

(1805-1864)

PARKER, Andrew, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Cumberland County, Pa., May 21, 1805; attended the common schools; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1824; studied law in Carlisle; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Lewistown, Pa.; appointed deputy attorney general of Mifflin County; moved to Mifflintown in 1831, where he practiced law; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); continued the practice of law in Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa., until his death there on January 15, 1864; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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