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James Southworth PARKER

(1867-1933)

PARKER, James Southworth, a Representative from New York; born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., on June 3, 1867; attended the public schools and was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1887; taught at St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., in 1887; moved to Salem, Washington County, N.Y., in 1888 and taught at St. Paul’s School at Salem; engaged in agricultural pursuits in 1888; also interested in breeding harness racing horses; member of the State assembly in 1904, 1905, and 1908-1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 19, 1933; chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, N.Y.

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

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