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Homer Cling PARKER

(1885-1946)

PARKER, Homer Cling, a Representative from Georgia; born in Baxley, Appling County, Ga., September 25, 1885; attended the public schools; graduated from Statesboro High School, Statesboro, Ga.,1904; graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Ga., 1908; United States Army, 1917-1922; lawyer, private practice; solicitor of the city court, 1914-1917; served as mayor of Statesboro, Ga., 1924-1927; appointed adjutant general of Georgia, 1927-1931; Georgia National Guard, 1927-1931; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Charles G. Edwards; reelected to the Seventy-third Congress (September 9, 1931-January 3, 1935); chair, Committee on Elections No. 1 (Seventy-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; appointed comptroller general of Georgia,1936-1937; elected comptroller general of Georgia, 1940-1946; died on June 22, 1946, in Atlanta, Ga.; interment in East Side Cemetery, Statesboro, Ga.

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

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